Alanine

Alanine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alanine (abbreviated as Ala or A) is an -amino acid with the chemical formula CH3CH(NH2)COOH. The L-isomer is one of the 22 proteinogenic amino acids, i.e., the building blocks of proteins. Its codons are GCU, GCC, GCA, and GCG. It is classified as a nonpolar amino acid. L-Alanine is second only to leucine in rate of occurrence, accounting for 7.8% of the primary structure in a sample of 1,150 proteins. D-Alanine occurs in bacterial cell walls and in some peptide antibiotics.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136656744
  • 9786136656748