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DIF-HOME INDEX

List of Amino Acids,

Their Abbreviations & Details

 

 

Nonpolar Amino Acids (hydrophobic)

amino acid three letter code single letter code
glycine Gly G
alanine Ala A
valine Val V
leucine Leu L
isoleucine Ile I
methionine Met M
phenylalanine Phe F
tryptophan Trp W
proline Pro P

Polar (hydrophilic)

amino acid three letter code single letter code
serine Ser S
threonine Thr T
cysteine Cys C
tyrosine Tyr Y
asparagine Asn N
glutamine Gln Q

Electrically Charged (negative and hydrophilic)

amino acid three letter code single letter code
aspartic acid Asp D
glutamic acid Glu E

Electrically Charged (positive and hydrophilic)

amino acid three letter code single letter code
lysine Lys K
arginine Arg R
histidine His H

Yellow amino acids contain sulfur.
Blue amino acids can be phosphorylated.

glycine
alanine
valine
leucine
isoleucine
methionine
phenylalanine
tryptophan
proline
serine
threonine
cysteine
tyrosine
asparagine
glutamine
aspartic acid
glutamic acid
lysine
arginine
histidine

The 20 amino acids that make up all of life's proteins.