amino acid

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Wyse and Komor (1984) recognized three distinct amino-acid carrier systems in sugar-cane suspension cells for neutral amino acids, aromatic amino acids, and amides.
Once there, it encounters a water molecule that the amino-acid side chains use to detoxify the incoming molecule.
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).