What is the charge of histidine at pH 7?
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Moreover, does histidine have a charge at pH 7?
Basic amino acids have really high pKa values (>>7) so they are protonated at pH of 7 or 7.4, with a charge of +1. But Histidine is weird: The pKa for Histidine is really low at 6, so at pH 7 it should be deprotonated leaving a -1 charge.
Likewise, why is histidine protonated at pH 7? Since the imidazole group on histidine has a pKa of 6.0, a solution with a pH of 7 will favor the negative ion on the functional group of histidine. While a low pH (less than 6) solution adds an H+ to the group, a high pH (greater than 6) reacts aqueous OH- with the hydrogen on the functional group.
Also to know is, what is the charge of histidine at physiological pH?
If you take Histidine, the pKa of its R-group is ~6, and physiological pH is 7.4. Using the same method, you find that roughly 96% of histidine is in the deprotonated state at physiological pH, whereas 4% of it is protonated.
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