GENETICS Terms Amino Acid Serine

 

- Info:

- Serine chemical formula is C3H7NO3.

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

- Serine 'R' group is (-CH2OH).

- Serine is required for the metabolism of fat, tissue growth and the immune system.

Serine is constituent of brain proteins and nerve coverings and is also important in the formation of cell membranes.

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

- Serine 3D model was taken from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:L-serine-3D-sticks.png.