Amino acids are compounds which have a carboxy group at one end and an amino group at the carbon atom next to the carboxy group, the so called α-carbon (see fig. 1.1). Several amino acids contain additional acidic or basic groups.


Carboxy Group Amino Acid Variety Rare Amino Acid Amino Acid Amino Acid Point Amino Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Engelbert Buxbaum
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryRoss University School of MedicineWest Indies

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