Each block of three of these letters--known as a codon--signals a cell's protein-making machinery to add a particular amino acid to a lengthening chain.
What does AA stand for?
AA stands for Amino Acid
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Much research on host defenses against infection has concentrated on the amino acid sequences of antimicrobial peptides in the belief that the order of the acids and their replication reflect how they work against aberrant cells.
AJINOMOTO'S AMINO ACID HANDBOOK Published 2003 Paperback 168 Pages Price: 33.
The cell's molecular machinery translates each codon into an amino acid and strings those amino acids together to form proteins.
Amino Acid 20/20 Analyzer from Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX Brings New Approach to Common Pharmaceutical, Food Testing, and Protein Research Applications FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Billions of years ago, a simple amino acid may have triggered all other amino acids to adopt a left-handed configuration, determining the chemical fate of these biological building blocks and influencing the emergence of life on Earth.
Amex:DDD) announced today that it has been issued a second patent (# 6,936,275 B2) from the United States Patent Office for its amino acid CDT(R) drug delivery platform which can be used for difficult to formulate drugs.
Recently, however, researchers modified Escherichia coli bacteria so that the single-celled organisms also make an alien amino acid and incorporate it into proteins (SN: 1/25/03, p.