Tuesday, October 05, 2004

neutral amino acids

The nonpolar neutral amino acids are: "GAVLI"

That's:

Glycine (Gly, G)
Alanine (Ala, A)
Valine (Val, V)
Leucine (Leu, L)
Isoleucine (Ile, I)

What makes them nonpolar is that the R groups is made up entirely of C and H.


The polar neutral amino acids are: "ST. NO" (O is actually a Q)

That's:
Serine (Ser, S)
Threonine (Thr, T)
Asparagine (Asn, N)
Glutamine (Gln, Q)

What makes them polar are the hydroxyl [-OH] and keto [=O] groups that they contain.

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Damn, it's been a while since my last update and I haven't progressed much with my Biochem review. I guess one can say that I've been distracted lately, but very happily so. Her name is Maria [and I'm fighting the urge to burst into that West Side Story song]. I'm not one to blog about details and turn all sappy (so don't expect any), but, even though it is 3 am and I am staring at my computer screen, seemingly alone, I've never been happier than I am right now.

now playing: Soft Machine - BBC Radio 1971 - 1974