Appendix

APPENDIX 1A Characteristics of Amino Acids

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471140864.psa01as04

Current Protocols in Protein Science

Current Protocols in Protein Science

How to Cite

2001. Characteristics of Amino Acids. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 4:1A:A.1A.1–A.1A.8.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: JUN 1996

Abstract

The physical properties of the amino acids determine the structure and function of the proteins in which they are found. This appendix presents some useful details and relevant physical characteristics of the natural amino acids and modified amino acids (i.e., chemical structures, explanations of the role these structures play in enzymes, relative hydrophobicities, shapes and volumes, and values for some common mass changes due to post-translational modifications).