CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER

All amino acids have the same groups attached to their alpha carbons (Hydrogen, an amino group and a carboxyl group) except the R-groups which gives the amino acid their different characteristics. So have fun choosing your favourite.

Glycine (Gly):

  • Non-polar
  • I have an aliphatic R- group (do not contain aromatic rings)
  • My R-group is just a hydrogen…. nothing fancy
  • I am the smallest amino acid possible and I’m really shy…

Image

Cysteine (Cys):

  • Polar
  • My R-group is neutral but I don’t really care…
  • If you get me together with another cysteine, things can get pretty wild. By losing both our hydrogens on our Sulphur Hydryl groups and forming a disulphide bond we can totally form into a Cystine bruh! We do crazy things when we’re oxidised!
  • But everyone knows the cure for an oxidation is a good reduction (am I right?) soo, if we get back 2 hydrogens then we go back to being Cysteine again (yawn!)

Image

Phenylalanine (Phe) *ugh mouth full*

  • I fall under the aromatic R-groups (because I’m so sweet)
  • My R-group is basically a hexagonal ring with double bonds arranged in a conjugated form
  • Some people even say that I have a beautiful benzene ring present *wink wink*

Image

Aspartate (Asp):

  • What are you lookin’ at? Yeah, I have a negatively charged R-group! What about it?
  • My R-group has a COOˉ present so you better not mess with me!

Image

Histidine (His):

  • Hi! I’m Histidine and I have a positively charged R-group because I look on the brighter side of life (hehehe)
  • Just kidding! My R-group is positive because I have a nitrogen which has four other bonds
  • Some people call me an essential amino acid because I can’t be synthesized by the human body but that’s ok because I can be obtained from your diet.

Image

 

 

Choose your character references:

 

the name’s bond… peptide bond references:

Advertisements

Posted on February 16, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. i love how you guys made learning so easy and fun! so creative!

  2. Soo creative and entertaining,…. great job…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

BioChem At Dem !

Jamaica - St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Trinidad and Tobago. Biochemistry the spicy way!

Journey To Neverland: The Biochem Chronicles

BiochemNeverland, Vision Quest

TheBiochemEffect.

The adventures and experiences this semester in Biochemistry!

bcbionx

We are awesome biochemian thinkers sharing our biochemistry knowledge with the world

biochemix

A fine WordPress.com site

chimmeral

An extraordinary Biochemistry blog, marveling its readers with ease.

Biochem JM

All that is Biochem will be discussed here

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: