Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Amino acids are compounds that play many critical roles in your body.  amino acids are organic compounds containing amine and carboxyl functional groups, along with a side chain R group specific to each amino acid. When proteins are digested or broken down amino acids are left. A large portion of our cells, muscles and tissues are made up of amino acids. There are more than 50 amino acids and each one is a little different. Amino acids are used in every cell of your body to build the proteins you need to survive.

 

Amino Acid Games and Quizzes

Can you name the 20 common amino acids? picture  game

Name the common amino acids by their single letter abbreviation game

Fun interactive quiz: Can you name 20 amino acids? game

Timed Amino Acid Match Game

Three letter abbreviation amino acid quiz