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What in amino acids?

Amino acids are the basic building blocks (monomers) of proteins. Two amino acids joined together by peptide bonds forms a dipeptide. Many amino acids in a chain form a polype (MORE)

How are amino acids different from fatty acids?

Short Answer is: fatty acids lack Nitrogen atoms. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. They are made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Th (MORE)

Is amino acid a nucleic acid?

No, definitely not. An amino acid is a building block, a constituent, the base unit of polypeptides and thus of proteins. There are 20 different amino acids (valine, lysine, (MORE)

What part of an amino acid is not the same in all amino acids?

Amino acids are distinguished by their R groups. There are 20 amino acids common to all life (examples being alanine, phenylalanine, glycine, tryptophan and aspartate). All co (MORE)

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Swimming, for dogs, is a natural ability, and most dogs are ready to jump right in the pool with the rest of the family and dog paddle around the pool easily. Some dogs may ha (MORE)

Why amino acid called alpha amino acid?

The variable R group of each amino acid is attached to the carbon alpha to, or immediately adjacent to, the carbon bearing the carboxylic acid functionality.
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Why is glutamic acid an acidic amino acid and lysine a basic amino acid?

  Glutamic acid has a carboxylic acid (COO-) group on the gamma carbon of the amino acid. The carboxylic acid group carries a negative charge and is considered acidic. Lys (MORE)

Where do you get your amino acids?

  Amino acids are the chemical units or "building blocks" of the body that make up protein. Proteins make up the bulk of cell structure and act as enzymes for catalzing ce (MORE)
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Where is the amino group in the amino acid?

The amino group is the NH2 shown in the image above, the opposite  end is the triple bonded nitrogen, and the "R" is the sidegroup  that determines which amino acid this is (MORE)