Biochemistry - Structure and Properties of Amino Acids

Exercise :: Structure and Properties of Amino Acids - Section 1

  • Structure and Properties of Amino Acids - Section 1
11. 

Which of the following pairs of amino acids would carry a negative charge on their side chain at pH 8.0?

A. Asparagine & Glutamine
B. Leucine & Glycine
C. Histidine & Lysine
D. Aspartate & Glutamate

Answer: Option D

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12. 

In a polypeptide average mass of an amino acid residue is

A. 110 daltons
B. 118 daltons
C. 80 daltons
D. 150 daltons

Answer: Option A

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13. 

Which pair of amino acids absorbs the most UV light at 280 nm?

A. Threonine & Histidine
B. Trp & Tyrosine
C. Cystein & Asparagine
D. Phenylalnine & Proline

Answer: Option B

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14. 

Which of the following is a nonstandard amino acid?

A. Cysteine
B. Isoleucine
C. Hydroxyproline
D. Histidine

Answer: Option C

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15. 

Which of the following is an essential amino acid?

A. Tryptophan
B. Methionine
C. Lysine
D. All of these

Answer: Option D

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