Tyrosine (Tyr or Y) is an amino acid present in proteins.
Structure of tyrosine
Like all of the amino acids, tyrosine is formed from the COOH group and the NH2group which are involved in peptide bonds. Its side chain is an aromatic ring to which a hydroxyl group is bonded. It is a polar, aromatic amino acid.
Function of tyrosine
Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid produced by the body from phenylalanine.
Tyrosine can undergo post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation.
Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid. © Public domain