amino acid

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One can think of the amino-acid (beads on a string) as being sticky, but sticky in such a way that only certain colors can stick to certain other colors.
A proteins kinks and folds arise because of the particular sequence of its chain of amino-acid building blocks.
This enables the molecules to bind securely to an impressive range of peptides, even though the peptides may have only one or two amino-acid positions in common.
In each section, the amino-acid chain spirals (blue barrels) and zigzags (yellow stripes), forming two docking sites: one for a detoxifying molecule called glutathione (pink) and one for a toxin (not shown).
In the April 14 SCIENCE, other researchers reported using a similar technique to insert amino-acid analogs into the enzyme beta-lactamase.