One Letter Name and Three Letter Name of

Amino Acids

Kamlesh Sahu


For all Tricks, It is necessary that you actually see these pictures in your mind.

You will be wonderstruck to know that you need not to read it again because now you know it and you will remember forever.


We have 20 Amino Acids. the One letter name and the Three Letter Name is given according to their name in most amino acids.

Full name

3 Letter Code

1 Letter Code

Alanine

Ala

A

Arginine

Arg

R

Asparagine

Asn

N

Aspartic acid

Asp

D

Cysteine

Cys

C

Glutamic acid

Glu

E

Glutamine

Gln

Q

Glycine

Gly

G

Histidine

His

H

Isoleucine

Ile

I

Leucine

Leu

L

Lysine

Lys

K

Methiodine

Met

M

Phenylalanine

Phe

F

Proline

Pro

P

Serine

Ser

S

Threonine

Thr

T

Tryptophan

Trp

W

Tyrosine

Tyr

Y

Valine

Val

V

 

We had just classified according to simplicity of their short names

 

 

Very Easy to remember

 

1

Alanine

Ala

A

 

2

Cysteine

Cys

C

 

3

Glycine

Gly

G

 

4

Histidine

His

H

 

5

Isoleucine

Ile

I

 

6

Leucine

Leu

L

 

7

Methiodine

Met

M

 

8

Proline

Pro

P

 

9

Serine

Ser

S

 

10

Threonine

Thr

T

 

11

Valine

Val

V

 

 

Easy to remember

 

1

Arginine

Arg

R

 

2

Asparagine

Asn

N

 

3

Phenylalanine

Phe

F

sounds like F

4

Tyrosine

Tyr

Y

 

 

Difficult to remember

 

1

Aspartic acid

Asp

D

 

2

Glutamic acid

Glu

E

 

3

Glutamine

Gln

Q

 

4

Lysine

Lys

K

 

5

Tryptophan

Trp

W

 

 

We are providing Memory Tricks for some above amino acids which looks to be difficult to remember

These are based on obvious association

Always remember this methods will only when you will see this picture in your mind


1. Tryptophan  W

 

Key - Trip to Phinland (Finland is a country) by bus (which is very difficult to go by Bus) and the roads are passing through hills and  are W shaped

 

                              

Roads are  (W shaped), now associate tryptophan with W


 

2. Lysine  K

 

Key - laeye (bring) sink

                              

just imagine sink is filled with lysine power (white color)

or see that sink is cleaned by lysine powder by mistake


 

3. Glutamine  Q

 

Key - Gabber (famous villain in film shole) ne luta (rob) mughe (mine)

Gabber ne loot liya mughe (mine)

see Gabber Face

                           

do not remember Gabber but remember Q for Glutamine in the face


 

4. Glutamic acid  E

 

Key - a Glue bottle is below with E latter (Glue = Gum)

assume that you got a bottle of Glue but latter you know that it is acid instead of Glue and your hand got burn by acid

in this bottle E latter is hidden

                             


 

5. Aspartic acid  D

Key - think (1) a SP is going for Date or

(2) a Separate acid Aspartic acid get separated by D window which allows to pass all acids accept Aspartic acis

                               


 

5. Asparagine  Asn  N

                               

ASN is written for ASPARAGINE, see the picture above we had rotated N and keep it as S, ASN is also three letter code for Asparagine. remember S is made from N not wise versa, so one letter name is N.

 


 

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