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Amino Acid Hands
Name: Richard B. Status: Educator Age: 30s Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A
In what way are amino acids left-handed or right handed?
They rotate the plane of polarized light to the right or to the left based on their three dimensional structure...this is important since most biologically active amino acids are left handed.
Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Office of Science
Department of Energy
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