You’re Cysteine

(to the tune of “You’re Sixteen”)

Copyright © 2016 Kevin Ahern

 

 

You’re in every protein

That I’ve ever seen

There’s no need to debate

You’re cysteine, a building block, and you’re great

 

You give the hair waves

It’s something we crave

Makes the food on my plate

You’re cysteine, a building block, and you’re great

 

Bridge

That sulfhydryl in your chain

Can oxidize, but I don’t complain

It gives support to all peptides

So proteins need to have disulfides

 

You’re an acid it seems

And have an amine

Please don’t ever mutate

You’re cysteine, a building block, and you’re great

 

Bridge

A  U-G-U or U-G-C

In secret code at the cell's decree

You’re in my skin and in my bone

And even in my glutathione

 

You’re in every protein

That I’ve ever seen

There’s no need to debate

You’re cysteine, a building block, and you’re great

 

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