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Amino Acids

Amino acids are a set of 20 different molecules used to build proteins. Proteins consist of one or more chains of amino acids called polypeptides. The sequence of the amino acid chain causes the polypeptide to fold into a shape that is biologically active. The amino acid sequences of proteins are encoded in the genes.

Date:June 12, 2010
Credit:Darryl Leja, NHGRI
Dimensions:1963 x 1723
File Size:767 Kb
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