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The R-Group, otherwise known as the side chain, is the variable functional group on the [[alpha-carbon|alpha-carbon]] atom of an [[amino acid|amino acid]] that determines it's function<ref>Stryer et al. (2011) "Biochemistry 7th ed, glossary" available at: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/berg7e/#644431__697011__fckLRlast accessed: 30/11/12</ref>. The R group can determine the amino acid's charge and [[polarity|polarity]] too and so it is very precise and specific for each different amino acid. All 20 amino acid's have a different R group. If a change in the structure of the side chain occurs then this could change the function of that amino acid<ref>Stryer, L., Berg, J.M., Tymoczko, J.L, (2011) "Biochemistry" 7th ed. pg 27-28, New York: Freeman and Company</ref>.&nbsp;  
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The R-Group, otherwise known as the side chain, is the variable functional group on the [[Alpha-carbon|alpha-carbon]] atom of an [[Amino acid|amino acid]] that determines it's function<ref>Stryer et al. (2011) "Biochemistry 7th ed, glossary" available at: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/berg7e/#644431__697011__fckLRlast accessed: 30/11/12</ref>. The R group can determine the amino acid's charge and [[Polarity|polarity]]&nbsp;It is very precise and specific for each different amino acid. All 20 amino acid's have a different R group. If a change in the structure of the side chain occurs then this could change the function of that amino acid<ref>Stryer, L., Berg, J.M., Tymoczko, J.L, (2011) "Biochemistry" 7th ed. pg 27-28, New York: Freeman and Company</ref>.&nbsp;  
  
 
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The R-Group, otherwise known as the side chain, is the variable functional group on the alpha-carbon atom of an amino acid that determines it's function[1]. The R group can determine the amino acid's charge and polarity It is very precise and specific for each different amino acid. All 20 amino acid's have a different R group. If a change in the structure of the side chain occurs then this could change the function of that amino acid[2]

References

  1. Stryer et al. (2011) "Biochemistry 7th ed, glossary" available at: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/berg7e/#644431__697011__fckLRlast accessed: 30/11/12
  2. Stryer, L., Berg, J.M., Tymoczko, J.L, (2011) "Biochemistry" 7th ed. pg 27-28, New York: Freeman and Company
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