Th1L04 Non-coded amino acids

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Medicine Y1 (Theme 1 | Cells and organelles) Flashcards on Th1L04 Non-coded amino acids , created by Emma Allde on 16/08/2016.
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Non-coded amino acids are different that normal AAs in what way not naturally encoded or found in the genetic code of any organisms
Hydroxyproline Hydroxylation of proline
Hydroxyproline is an important component of what collagen
Why is hydroxyproline an important component of collagen Allows for specific triple helix structure
Selencysteine Encoded by subset of STOP codons, contains Se instead of S
Importance of selencysteine Has a reduced pKa useful for enzymes in anti-oxidant activity
Homocysteine Extra methyl group compared to cysteine
What is the importance of homocysteine Needed to synthesise cysteine
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