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Every amino acid has a different isoelectric point: a pH where they do not carry electric charge. This isoelectric point depends on the side chains: By glycine the side chain $-H$ is neutral (while the amino and carbonic acid groups are not) so the IEP is 5.97. By lysine the side chain $-(CH_2)_4\mbox{-}NH_2$ is alkaline $[R\mbox-NH_2 + H^+ ...


Bioinformatics journals can deal perfectly with this type of papers. If you target a journal like Bioinformatics, then you can be as technical as you want (and you probably should). Biologists that read those journals will most likely understand the terminology. Even traditional experimental biology journals, like Nucleic Acids Research, now include a ...

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