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Amino acids - the monomers of proteins


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Amino group
H-N-H
Variable group
Differentiates the amino acid. H-C-R, where R changes in each amino acid
Acid group
O=C-OH
Deamination
The removal of the amino group from an amino acid in the body
Dipeptide
Two amino acids joined by a condensation reaction
Peptide bond
The bond formed between two amino acids