Aspartic Acid / ASP / D (EnzDes coloring)

Aspartic acid (ASP or D), usually referred to as aspartate in Foldit, is a hydrophilic amino acid. Its shape in Foldit is distinguishable from asparagine, to which it is closely related, only with the CPK or EnzDes coloring options (found in view options). Aspartate can also be confused with theonine.

Aspartic acid has poor helix-forming properties.

In the Foldit Lua interface, the functions structure.GetAminoAcid and structure.SetAminoAcid use lowercase "d" for aspartate.

For more, see Aspartic acid on wikipedia.

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