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Amino Acid Mnemonics

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:41 am
by k80j
What are your best amino acid mnemonics?! Any and all are helpful.

What I've found online:

PVT TIM HALL (pronounced private tim hall) - essential amino acids

GAVLIMP - nonpolar

STAGCyST - polar

His Lys Ar basic (pronounced his lies are basic) - basic amino acids

STs drink too! (pronounced saints drink too) - serine and threonine are OH groups

Re: Amino Acid Mnemonics

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:04 am
by NS_Tutor_Will
Hi k80j,

One that you can use to get even more specific with the non-polar amino acids:

VI(P) GAL ("she is a VIP GAL") - non-polar, aliphatic amino acids (Note that Proline doesn't neatly fit into aliphatic or aromatic categories. You usually see it listed with the aliphatic group, though.)

Good luck!
Will

P.S. I love "his lies are basic" -- hadn't seen that one before!