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Amino Acids

A group of twenty compounds whose residues are common components of oligopeptides, polypeptides and proteins.

#
Amino Acid
1-Letter
Symbol
3-Letter
Symbol
Molecular
Weight
Codons
Alanine
A
Ala
89
GCA, GCC, GCG, GCU
2
Arginine
R
Arg
174
AGA, AGG, CGA, CGC, CGG, CGU
3
Asparagine
N
Asn
150
AAC, AAU
4
Aspartic acid
D
Asp
133
GAC, GAU
5
Cysteine
C
Cys
121
UGC, UGU
6
Glutamic acid
E
Glu
147
GAA, GAG
7
Glutamine
Q
Gln
146
CAA, CAG
8
Glycine
G
Gly
75
GGA, GGC, GGG, GGU
9
Histidine
H
His
155
CAC, CAU
10
Isoleucine
I
Ile
131
AUA, AUC, AUU
11
Leucine
L
Leu
131
CUA, CUC, CUG, CUU, UUA, UUG
12
Lysine
K
Lys
146
AAA, AAG
13
Methionine
M
Met
149
AUG
14
Phenylalanine
F
Phe
165
UUC, UUU
15
Proline
P
Pro
115
CCA, CCC, CCG, CCU
16
Serine
S
Ser
105
AGC, AGU, UCA, UCC, UCG, UCU
17
Threonine
T
Thr
119
ACA, ACC, ACG, ACU
18
Tryptophan
W
Trp
204
UGG
19
Tyrosine
Y
Tyr
181
UAC, UAU
20
Valine
V
Val
117
GUA, GUC, GUG, GUU

Sources

Singleton, P. Dictionary of DNA and Genome Technology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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