iGen 06-02 neutral nonpolar

Neutral Non-Polar Amino Acids

Because water is a polar solvent, and like dissolves like, these non-polar amino acids are hydrophobic, and tend to occur more commonly in the interior of proteins or in contact with non-polar membranes.

Figure © 2010 PJ Russell, iGenetics 3rd ed.; all text material © 2011 by Steven M. Carr