Aliphatic, uncharged, nonpolar, hydrophobic amino acid. Contains 2 methyl groups connected to a central CH group that is attached to the amino acid backbone.

Formula: C5H11NO2
Molecular Weight: 117.15
Three-letter code: Val
One-letter code: V

Valine has the following structure:


    COOH
    |
H2N-C-H
    |
    CH2
   /  \
  CH3 CH3

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