Learn (and learn to love) your amino acid alphabet

There’s a lot to love about ALANINE! It’s the smallest CHIRAL amino acid ever seen (mostly in the L-form!). Alanine
Arguing about arginine? And what “basicity” means? Today I want to introduce you to the last of the “basic” amino
You never know where a scientific exploration will take you - I'm learning so much about so many different things
Dream small! You don’t hear that said a lot, but I’ve always been more interested in the super close and
The Sistine Chapel wasn’t built in a day, but thanks to the amino acid cysteine (Cys, C) your hair can be
MSG? Fine by me! It’s just a salt of glutamate, so why does everyone gotta hate? From giving food its
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a devastating and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive motor, cognitive, and psychological deterioration. It
I scream, you scream, we all scream for glycine! It’s the smallest protein letter (amino acid) ever seen! Though it
Today I His-tagged our His-smas tree… HISTIDINE (His, H) may be an amino *acid* but it can also be a
Who doesn’t love the smell of maple syrup? Doctors who smell it coming from diapers! Don’t know what i’m talking
No losers here - just LEUCINE! Lighten up! But stay lucid!  today I’m elucidating leucine and glucogenic vs ketogenic -
Time to “Schiff base” & talk about the amino acid LYSINE (Lys, K)! Move over Kelloggs, this “K” is way
Before he could be “SAM I am” he was METHIONINE. Have you Met yet? You can find him in green
If you like it then you shoulda put benzene on it! Add a methylene linker and you get PHENYLALANINE. My
Hey U! Do you have a Sec? SH! Lighten up, it’s not the cysteine chapel! Sulfur vs. selenium may not seem like a
Sometimes serine is serene - other times it’s sabotaging other proteins by providing the blade to “protein scissors” called serine
Once scientists identified the first amino acids, the race was on - Pokemon Go amino acid style - gotta find
What’s Tweety bird’s fave amino acid?  tWiptophan! Tryptophan (Trp) is abbreviated W & you can remember this by saying it
Did you get the catecholamine call? It’s ADRENALINE!!!!!!!!!!  Fight, flight, or flood your friends ‘ ears Friday about finally getting
I know it’s not tis *that* season, but would you be my Valine-tine? Today in #20DaysOfAminoAcids, another protein letter to