By N. V. Bhagavan, Chung-Eun Ha

Essentials of clinical Biochemistry, moment Edition:With medical Cases is the main condensed, but designated biochemistry evaluate to be had at the subject. It provides modern assurance of the basics of biochemistry, emphasizing appropriate physiologic and pathophysiologic biochemical options.

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Threonine The essential amino acid threonine has a second asymmetrical carbon atom in the side chain and therefore can have four isomers, only one of which, L-threonine, occurs in proteins. The hydroxyl group, as in the case of serine, participates in reactions with phosphorylation and dephosphorylation and with sugar residues. 33) sulfhydryl group (aSH) of cysteine is essentially undissociated at physiological pH. Free aSH groups are essential for the function of many enzymes and structural proteins.

7), all of the molecules are essentially anions with one negative charge. 0] is the pI. Thus, pI is the arithmetic mean of pK01 and pK02 values and the inflection point between the two segments of the titration profile. The buffering capacities of weak acids and weak bases are maximal at their pK0 values. 6). Neither these amino acids nor the α-amino or α-carboxyl groups of other amino acids (which have similar pK0 values) have significant buffering capacity in the neutral (physiological) pH range.

2). This effect is due to amidoÀimido tautomerization. The partial double bond character of the NaC bond in the transition state probably best represents what exists in nature. Electrons are shared by the nitrogen and oxygen atoms, and the NaC and CaO bonds are both (roughly) “one-and-one-half” bonds (intermediate between single and double). 147 nm), is consistent with the partial doublebond character of the peptide linkage. The planarity and rigidity of the peptide bond are accounted for by the fact that free rotation cannot occur around double bonds.

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