Classification of amino acids

BIOCHEMISTRY 3(2+1)
Lesson 11 : Amino Acids – Classification, Properties and Peptide bonds

Classification of amino acids

  1. Side chains of amino acids are responsible for many of the unique properties of proteins
  2. 3 major classes of sides chains
    • hydrophobic
    • charged
    • polar
    • can also count 4 classes if Gly considered in own class
  3. The 20 different amino acids are commonly abbreviated with 1 or 3-letter codes.
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