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Proline "corners"

The amino acid Proline is unique in that the R group is covalently linked to the N of the amino terminus, so that the C-C-N amino acid residue is "bent". This creates a "corner" in the polypeptide chain.


Figure © 2000 by Klug & Cummings; All text material ©2014  by Steven M. Carr