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Side chains

side chain

a chain of noncyclic atoms linked to a benzene ring, or to any cyclic chain compound, the atoms of an alpha-amino acid other than the alpha-carboxyl group, the alpha-amino group, the alpha-carbon, and the hydrogen attached to the alpha-carbon.


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What is a non-integral repeat in an alpha helix?

... arises because it: a) allows the formation of base pairs on the inside of the helix b) prevents clashes between neighbouring amino acid side chains c) positions the C=O and N-H groups to give favourable linear hydrogen bonds d) leads ...

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by qwertyqwerty
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:46 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: What is a non-integral repeat in an alpha helix?
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Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors

... can find connections that humans may have not noticed. (http://www.sidesofsentience.com/2012/07/about-free-fatty-acid-receptor-gene.html) Some ... in "spice" mixes have long (at least 4 carbon long) fatty chains. Shorter chains seem to bind weakly or just block cannabinoid receptors.

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by mhein
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors
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Views: 8230

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Gavin Thanks for the very considered and obviously very honest post. Your philosophical approach to this matter serves ... perhaps the more prominent ones. Sometimes I think that you just like pulling our chains. If I have been, I can assure you it was not intentional, although I accept it ...

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by scottie
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Views: 888191

Re: Cell membrane targeting signals.

Proteins destined for secretion or residence within the lumen of the ER, Golgi apparatus, or lysosomes are translocated ... hydrogen bonding between the peptide bonds, and the hydrophobic amino acid side chains interact with the fatty acid tails of the phospholipids. However, different ...

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by Fransis
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:39 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell membrane targeting signals.
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How does chloroform bind to proteins and lipids?

... is hydrophobic and thus it sticks to the hydrophobic amino acid side chains and make thus proteins to denature

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by JackBean
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:34 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does chloroform bind to proteins and lipids?
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