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Biosynthesis of Isoleucine

Description:

Isoleucine encoded by the codons AUU, AUC, and AUA used in the biosynthesis of proteins. It is a α-amino acid that contains an α-amino group, an α-carboxylic acid group, and a hydrocarbon side chain. It is classified as a non-polar, uncharged (at physiological pH), branched-chain, aliphatic amino acid. Isoleucine is essential in humans, meaning the body cannot synthesize it, and must be ingested in our diet. I[...]

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