FIGURE 1.2. Proteins are a linear polymer, assembled from 20 building blocks called amino acids that differ in their side chains.

FIGURE 1.2

Proteins are a linear polymer, assembled from 20 building blocks called amino acids that differ in their side chains. The diagram shows a highly stylized view of this linear structure.

From: A, The Secrets of Life: A Mathematician's Introduction to Molecular Biology

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Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Frontiers at the Interface of Computing and Biology; Wooley JC, Lin HS, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2005.
Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.

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