steve at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz
Tue Jan 17 21:26:17 EST 1995
In <jimgalt-1501951631580001 at pm035-11.dialip.mich.net> jimgalt at umich.edu (Jim Galt) writes:
>I am writing a program to help people remember amino acid structures,
>codes, etc. and I was wondering if anyone would like to share their tips
>on how to remember which is which. Thank you in advance for your help.
I've always been a great fan of sensibly devised mnemonics. This got me
through Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - it must have worked 'cos I
still remember it.
____________________________ mnemonic - "Has a Saab"
| ____________ mnemonic - "Salesmen Take Good And Valuable
| | Lessons In Marketing Caravans
| | For Your Weekends. Price
| | Diminishes Enjoyment (but) No
| | Question Helps Kick Ratrace."
H Hydroxyl______S serine Weakly Hydrophobic
T threonine Polar .
A Aliphatic_____G glycine /|\ |
A alanine | |
V valine | |
L luecine | |
I isoleucine | |
S Sulphur_______M methionine | |
containing C cysteine | |
A Aromatic______F phenylalanine | |
Y tyrosine | |
W tryptophan | |
S Secondary_____P proline | |
A Acidic________D aspartic acid | |
E glutamic acid | |
A Amide_________N asparagine | |
Q glutamine | |
B Basic_________H histidine . \|/
K lysine Strongly .
R arginine Polar Hydrophilic
p.s I think you guys call a caravan a "trailer."
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