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Amino Acids Pathfinder: Web Sites

Page Coordinator: Judy Matthews Last updated: 01-19-2010

Web Sites

An Introduction to amino acids:

http://www.cryst.bbk.ac.uk/education/Amino Acid/overview.html
Part of the University of London , The Birkbeck School of Crystallography performs first class research in structural biology, bioinformatics and materials science as well as offering innovative teaching (including online courses) to a broad audience. This is a good introduction to amino acids including an anatomy lesson of proteins, stereochemistry, the twenty most common amino acids, and peptides.

Overview of amino acids:

http://www.chemie.fu-berlin.de/chemistry/bio/amino-acids_en.html
Lists the 20 most common amino acids including abbreviations and linear structure formulas. Each amino acid name links to more in-depth information about the aa, including 3D models.

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