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Interesting query/observation on Amino Anomalies

  1. Aug 27, 2004 #1
    Just an interesting observation...there's no Phosphate in amino acids...why?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 27, 2004 #2
    Because amino acids, by definition, don't contain a phosphate group.

    However, phosphorylated amino acids play a role in analytical biochemistry as well as metabolism, cell signaling, and the like.

    There are polymeric compounds that have a phosphorus-nitrogen backbone (see, for example, the work of Harry Allcock at Penn State University), but they're not phosphates.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2004
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