Amino acid

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Amino acid: the elementary unit of proteins. There are 20 common amino acids in proteins, and their order determines the character of the protein just as the order of the 26 letters of alphabet determines the contents of this text.[1]


  1. Tuomisto, Vartiainen, Tuomisto: Dioxin synopsis. Report / National Institute for Health and Welfare, ISSN 1798-0089 ; 14/2011 [1]