New answers tagged

1

The answer to this, as said by @canadianer in comment, is that beta branched amino acids are bulky and can sterically clash with neighbouring atoms, forcing the backbone to adopt torsion angles which don't favour helix formation. I couldn't find reference for these exact words, but similar one here: amino acids such as Valine, Isoleucine, and Threonine ...


1

This question is a matter of discussions, but I'd like to mention that there's basically two viewpoints. The first viewpoint is that the symmetry breaking is global (in other words, there's a reason why exactly L-amino acids; if there are other planets with Life, L-amino acids should be "used" on all of them or at least on the major number of them). The ...



Top 50 recent answers are included