Amino acids

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  • Amino acids
  • Some amino acids are HYDROPHOBIC and some are HYDROPHILIC
    • Amino acids
  • attractions between the hydrophobic side chains and the hydrophilic center of the molecule
  • in attempt for the hydrophobic side chains to avoid the watery environment
  • hydrophobic chains become attracted to the outside of the molecule located closer to the watery environment
  • Hydrophobic side chains
    • Some amino acids are HYDROPHOBIC and some are HYDROPHILIC
    • some hydrophobic side chains have groups of atoms attached to them
      • this makes them ACIDIC
        • Acidic ends
          • Attracted to basic ends
            • FORM IONIC BONDS
          • FORM IONIC BONDS
    • others have groups attached to them- BASIC
    • Hydrophilic centre
      • Acidic ends
        • Attracted to basic ends
        • Interactions between the side chains help to hold the protein
          • NATIVE CONFORMATION- the folded shape or structure

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