BCH 4053--General Biochemistry I--Spring 2001

Amino Acid Structures

These structures are from the MathMol Library at NYU.  You will need the CHIME plug in to view them, which you can obtain from the MDL download site.  

Non-Polar (hydrophobic)
Alanine (Ala, A)
Valine (Val, V)
Leucine (Leu, L)
Isoleucine (Ile, I)
Proline (Pro, P)
Methionine (Met, M)a
Phenylalanine (Phe, F)b
Tryptophan (Trp, W)b
aContain sulfur
bContain aromatic ring
Polar (uncharged)
Glycine (Gly, G)
Serine (Ser, S)
Threonine (Thr, T)
Cysteine (Cys, C)a
Asparagine (Asn, N)
Glutamine (Gln, Q)
Tyrosine (Tyr, Y)b


Aspartic (Asp, D)
Glutamic (Glu, E)
Lysine (Lys, K)
Histidine (His, H)
Arginine (Arg, R)


Tutorials for using CHIME
MDL Tutorial
Carnegie Mellon Tutorial (written by Dr. Gordon Rule)
Cabrillo College Tutorial (written by Harry Ungar)

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