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Properties of Amino Acid Side Chains

Postby NiceOnTheIce » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:28 pm

Hi there,
I've memorized the names and the one letter codes for all 20 amino acids, but would someone be able to tell me the properties (hydrophobic, polar, or ~neutral) of all the side chains? Every web site I go to says something different, and my professor didn't add that to his slides. I know that Aspartic and Glutamic Acid are acidic; that Histidine, Arginine and Lysine are basic; but as for the other properties I mentioned...?
Thanks,
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Postby JackBean » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:39 pm

just pick, which one you like...
http://www.google.cz/images?q=amino+aci ... 80&bih=580
I like this one
http://www.russelllab.org/aas/other_images/lb3.gif
because it tells you everything (but is not clear, so something simpler will be probably better in the beginning;)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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