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What types of amino acids would be in what places in the molecule in order to be


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#1 gsharpnolack

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:11 AM

What types of amino acids would be in what places in the molecule on order to be embedded and floating in the phospholipid bilayer? (Refers to an integral membrane protein)

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:05 PM

Trp, Tyr and Phe are strongly liked. Also other hydrophobic residues. But check this paper in which they compare the contacts different proteins make with lipid bilayers:
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/18400182

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