AMINO ACIDS

un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidlebrg.de un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidlebrg.de
Wed Apr 14 07:06:48 EST 1999


JaSe AnG wrote:

> HI THERE...
>   CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT IS AN AMINO ACID?
> LIKE HOW IS IT FORM?WHAT FUNCTION DOES IT HAVE?
> IF I AM NOT WRONG..AMINO ACID IS FORM BY PROTEINS RIGHT?
> can anyone be my biology online teacher?(which is i ask a question thru
> e-mail..and u answer back thru e-mail?i really appreciate that...)
>
> jase ang

an amino acid is a relatively simple compound containing N, C, H and O.
The amino (NH2) group is what gives it its name. Amino acids have many
forms, and many 'functions' in nature: most importantly they are the
building blocks of proteins.

clemens




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