Outline Lecture #4 Spring 2017

Amino Acids and Peptides

The 3D World of Amino Acids

Ionization

  • Donating and Accepting Protons
    • Ionizing/Titrating Simple Amino Acids –HERE, and HERE
    • Ionizing amino acids with ionic R groups HERE
  • pKa values – Table

Peptide Bonds

  • Formation – HERE or HERE
  • Polypeptide – HERE (Note N-terminus and C-terminus)
  • Planar Structure – HERE
  • Interesting Amino Acids and Peptides
    • Histamine HERE
    • Aspartame HERE
    • Glutathione – HERE
    • Oxytocin and Vasopressin – HERE
  • Phenylketonuria – HERE
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