The Biology Project: Biochemistry

Large Molecules Problem Set

Problem 9: Identification of a hydrophobic amino acid

Which amino acid has a hydrophobic side chain?

A. Isoleucine Chemical Structure of Isoleucine (C6H13NO2) Isoleucine is one of the most hydrophobic amino acids because the R-group is a bulky substituent lacking any hydrophilic character.
B. Asparagine

Chemical structure of asparagine (C4H8N2O3)
C. Threonine

Chemical structure for threonine (C4H9NO3)
D. Glycine chemical structure for glycine (C2H5NO2 )
E. Glutamic acid

chemical structure for glutamic acid (C5H9NO4)

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