Amino Acid Side-chain Hydrophobicity
Published Online: 22 MAR 2002
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Chan, H. S. 2002. Amino Acid Side-chain Hydrophobicity. eLS.
- Published Online: 22 MAR 2002
Hydrophobicity is the unfavourable energetics of dissolving nonpolar compounds in water. The hydrophobicities of the 20 amino acid side-chains are currently described by hydrophobicity scales derived primarily from solubility studies; these scales have provided semiquantitative rationalizations of some properties of native (folded) proteins.
- model compounds;
- statistical potentials