Alanine: Structure & Formula


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What is a non-essential amino acid?

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1. What is the amino acid abbreviation for alanine?

2. What is the confirmation of alanine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that the human body produces and is essential to the glucose-alanine cycle. The printable worksheet will teach you more about its structure and functions, and the interactive quiz will help you test your knowledge of the subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of non-essential amino acids
  • The abbreviation for alanine
  • The protein makeup of alanine
  • Linear confirmation and the glucose-alanine cycle

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on alanine
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of alanine and its role in the glucose-alanine cycle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding non-essential amino acids and linear confirmation

Additional Learning

To learn more about non-essential amino acids and their functions, review the corresponding lesson on alanine. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifying the definition of alanine
  • Understanding the structure and functions of alanine
  • Examining the structure of amino acids
  • Learning where alanine is found