GENETICS Terms Amino Acid Alanine

 

- Info:

- Alanine chemical formula is C3H7NO2.

- Alanine is non-essential amino acid which means that humans can synthesise it.

- Alanine 'R' group is a methyl group -(CH3) making alanine therefore one stage up from glycine.

- Alanine is one of the most widely amino acids used in protein construction.

- Alanine is required for the metabolism of glucose and in other processes.

- Alanine interactive 3D model can be found at http://www.biotopics.co.uk/JmolApplet/alajdisplayhalos.html.

- Alanine 3D model was taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:L-alanine-3D-balls.png.