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What do all amino acids contain?

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03/24/2013

All amino acids contain a central carbon atom to which are attached a carboxyl group (O-C=O), an amino group (H-N-H), a hydrogen atom and a variant R-group.

Each amino acid has a different R-group. For instance, the simplest amino acid, glycine, has an R-group consisting of one hydrogen atom.

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