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All of the amino acids have at least seven basic low-energy minima as indicated by the dots in Fig. 8. Note in this figure that large regions of the map are energetically forbidden and that the allowed (low-energy) regions of the map are relatively restricted (see Fig. 8). Analysis of the conformations of the individual amino acids in proteins whose three-dimensional structures are known reveals that virtually all of these amino acids adopt one of these eight basic conformational states, consistent with the results of the energy calculations.
IVB. Protein Charge and Solubility Since all proteins are charged because of charged side À chains and the a-NH3þ group and the eCOO carboxyl terminal group, there is generally a net charge on the protein. These net charges tend to be solvated and interact with counterions in solution. The solvation of these charges makes the protein soluble in H2O. However, interactions of the charged side chains of the protein with surrounding ions and aqueous solvent become minimal at the isoelectric point, where the charges on the protein exactly balance one another.
Avoidance of interaction of the non-polar residues with water is due to the hydrophobic (water-avoiding) effect. This behavior is caused predominantly by an entropy effect. Water molecules tend to become highly ordered around the side chains of non-polar or hydrophobic amino acid residues. On the other hand, water molecules can interact in a large number of low-energy complexes with polar side chains and so are less constricted structurally. This ordering of water molecules by non-polar residues causes the latter to “pack” into the interior of the protein, allowing the water to be more disordered on the outside of the protein.