Monthly Archives: February 2013

Classify All the Amino Acids

So we all know that there are 20 amino acids. These can be classified based on their varying R groups and I made some LOTR mnemonics to remember them ^_^ because some of those letter symbols make no ****** sense -_- … Continue reading

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Amino Acids/Proteins – The Basics

Amino acids are another biological molecule. They are the building blocks for protein macromolecules and have a basic structure as shown below:     The  R group in each amino acid is variable in size, structure and charge all of which affect … Continue reading

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Valine-tine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day? Ain’t nobody got time for that!! Gotta study some carbs! (click the photo for the source)

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Could not be avoided . . .

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Amino Acids Poem

I found an amino acids poem written by a very creative student on Tumblr (link below)   ( http://twentytwowords.com/2012/07/19/scumbag-amino-acid/ ) Glycine For R-group glycine has an H, that’s all. It boasts no isomers and is so small; But when in protein … Continue reading

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Carbohydrates Recap

We completed the topic of Carbohydrates this past week and I’ve decided to make a post on the simple things that I might forget: Glyceraldehyde – a triose and the simplest aldose with only one chiral centre. Epimers – 2 … Continue reading

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Amino Acids

This. Is. Brilliant.

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