Amino Acids

Case number:699969-995303
Opened by:drumpeter18yrs9yrs
Opened on:Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 14:22
Last modified:Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 21:03

any reason we can't use or never see Cycloserine, DMG, Hypotaurine, Kynurenic acid (Transtorine), NAAG (Spaglumic acid), NMG (Sarcosine), Taurine, Trimethylglycine?

I understand that some of these aren't technically amino acids or that it is debatable. Some of these may have different uses in which foldit has no use for. nevertheless, my question still reigns.

(Sun, 06/09/2013 - 14:22  |  1 comment)

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Probably because they are terribly uncommon, and not usually found in structural or functional proteins.

The twenty we play with here are the ones that all organisms use; RNA codes for them. I believe there are two or three others coded through RNA, but not used by all living things.

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