Minimal Side Group...

a: Alanine ~
b: vanilla flavor

What: "Analogy: Alanine is like vanilla flavor - happy anywhere it goes in polypeptide chain. Whereas other residues, such as basic or acidic residues are picky with the places it resides, therefore the frequency of change in amino acids varies depending on the type of amino acid."

Writer: Amanda
Date: Jul 10 2013 3:50 PM

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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.