Refractive index properties of amino acids

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Reference Zhao H, Brown PH, Schuck P. On the distribution of protein refractive index increments. Biophys J. 2011 May 4 100(9):2309-17. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2011.03.004 p.2310 table 1PubMed ID21539801
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Comments P.2311 right column top paragraph: "Results: Table 1 shows the molar residue refractivities of the different amino acids from McMeekin and colleagues, and the calculated dn/dc [protein refractive index increment] for hypothetical polypeptides from each. Clearly, there are considerable differences in the refractive properties of the amino acids, ranging from dn/dc of 0.165 ml/g for proline to 0.277 ml/g for tryptophan. Amino acids with high polarizability and refractive index increment are those containing aromatic rings, sulfur, or double-bonds in the R-group, the highest ones being tryptophan, phenylalanine, tyrosine, histidine, cysteine, arginine, and methionine (Table 1)." See notes beneath table
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