amino acid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n amino acid organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
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Usage

In literature:

It would have been different if life had ever appeared on Koshchei, but apparently the right amino acids never assembled.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
The protein molecule is made up of a number of organic units known as amino acids.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
The products of hydrolysis of the common simple proteins are all amino-acids.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
HCl for complete hydrolysis to amino-acids.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
Ortho-amino-benzoic acid, C6H4.NH2.COOH (anthranilic acid), is closely related to indigo (q.v.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Small amounts of amino acids, sugars, and fatty acids are also present.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
LLOYD, D. J.: On Vitamines, Amino Acids, and Other Chemical Factors Involved in the Growth of the Meningococcus, Jour.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
Proteins pass into the blood as amino acids.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
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In news:

Branched-chain amino acids are essential amino acids (specifically, valine, leucine and isoleucine).
For the first time in history, bypass soybean meal has been successfully fortified with a rumen-protected amino acid (lysine).
Cannot select amino acids from table in free version.
Glucosamine is a sugar (glucose) bound to an amino acid (building block of protein).
These results provide confidence in the NRC estimates of amino acid requirements for lactating sows, except that the NRC estimate of the valine requirement is too high.
0 Makers of the supplement ArginMax say its key ingredient, the amino acid L-arginine, can enhance sexual arousal.
For the first time, bypass soybean meal has been successfully fortified with a rumen-protected amino acid ( lysine ).
For the first time in history, bypass soybean meal has been successfully fortified with a rumen-protected amino acid ( lysine ).
In the 1970's came the appreciation that peptides, short strings of amino acids, could be neurotransmitters .
Premium Ingredients International recently unveiled a new line of patented amino acid nitrates and Creatrate (patented creatine nitrate ).
With normal levels of nitrates , a range animal's rumen converts nitrates into nitrite, which converts to ammonia, then to amino acids and, finally, to proteins.
A concoction of keratin amino acids and polymers work together to manage control and frizz.
Glucosamine is a sugar (glucose) bound to an amino acid (building block of protein).
The asymmetry of the amino acid molecules found in all living things may have originated in space billions of years ago.
The native conformation of a protein, in a given environment, is determined entirely by the various interatomic interactions dictated by the amino acid sequence (1-3).
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In science:

Etchebest, C., Benros, C., Bornot, A., Camproux, A., & de Brevern, A. (2007). A reduced amino acid alphabet for understanding and designing protein adaptation to mutation.
Hydropathy Conformational Letter and its Substitution Matrix HP-CLESUM: an Application to Protein Structural Alignment
Clustering of amino acids for protein secondary structure prediction. J.
Hydropathy Conformational Letter and its Substitution Matrix HP-CLESUM: an Application to Protein Structural Alignment
Hydrophobic cluster analysis: an eļ¬ƒcient new way to compare and analyse amino acid sequences.
Hydropathy Conformational Letter and its Substitution Matrix HP-CLESUM: an Application to Protein Structural Alignment
Protein design by binary patterning of polar and nonpolar amino acids.
Hydropathy Conformational Letter and its Substitution Matrix HP-CLESUM: an Application to Protein Structural Alignment
Similar amino acid sequences: chance or common ancestry.
Hydropathy Conformational Letter and its Substitution Matrix HP-CLESUM: an Application to Protein Structural Alignment
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