Structure of Amino acids

Structure of Amino acids

October 14, 2021

Structure of Amino acids

  • The amino acids are building blocks of proteins.
  • Amino acids are nitrogenous compounds made of a central α-carbon atom attached with four different groups; an acidic carboxyl, a basic amino  group, a hydrogen and a R group.
  • R can be as simple as a hydrogen atom or a methyl group  or a more complex structure. Amino acid differ with each other through their R groups.

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