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Polar amino acid

polar amino acid

An alpha-amino acid in which the functional group attached to the alpha-carbon (i.e., R in RCH(NH2)COOH) has hydrophilic properties; e.g., serine, cysteine, homocysteine.


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Polypeptide chainwith 21 basic and 15 acidic residues...

So if a polypeptide chain of 214 amino acid residues has 21 basic and 15 acidic residues, the protein ... not sure which one. And does amphipathic only apply to polar/non polar, and not acidic/basic, right?

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by qwertyqwerty
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:18 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Polypeptide chainwith 21 basic and 15 acidic residues...
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Edman Degradation Problem

... my questions): 15. You are determining the amino acid sequence of a protein isolated in the lab. You have ... should have a large region containing hydrophobic/nonpolar amino acids so that it can anchor itself into the ...

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by pinkerpikachu
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Edman Degradation Problem
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Properties of Amino Acid Side Chains

... 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 ... to his slides. I know that Aspartic and Glutamic Acid are acidic; that Histidine, Arginine and Lysine ...

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by NiceOnTheIce
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Properties of Amino Acid Side Chains
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can you help my homework?

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by rb40gte
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:48 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can you help my homework?
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Protein bonding(antigens)

... polypeptides and proteins is the sequence of amino acids in the polypeptide chain with reference to the locations ... folds into a three-dimensional shape to expose its polar side chains to an aqueous environment and to shield ...

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by biobitch
Tue May 25, 2010 4:37 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Protein bonding(antigens)
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