Amino Acid Information

  1. General information
    1. Chemical structures
    2. Post-translational modifications
    3. Protecting groups
    4. Protecting groups (by amino acid)
    5. Solvent accessibility
  2. Suggested amino acid substitutions
    1. for solvent exposed residues
    2. for interior residues
    3. based on the Dayhoff matrix
    4. the PAM250 matrix
  3. Chemical properties
    1. Chemical classifications
    2. Hydrophobicity scales
    3. Residue volume, area and pKa
    4. Solubility, density and pI
  4. Structural properties
    1. Peptide bond geometry
    2. Chou-Fasman parameters (secondary structure preferences)
    3. Bond angles
    4. Residue hydrogen bonding
  5. Genetic properties
    1. The genetic code
    2. Genetic code (non-canonical)
    3. Mutation mass shifts
    4. Nucleotide naming conventions


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