asparagine


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as·par·a·gine

 (ə-spăr′ə-jēn′)
n.
A nonessential amino acid, C4H8N2O3, that is present in large amounts in some plants, such as asparagus.

asparagine

(əˈspærəˌdʒiːn; -dʒɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a nonessential amino acid, a component of proteins
[C19: from French, from Latin asparagus asparagus + -ine2]

as•par•a•gine

(əˈspær əˌdʒin, -dʒɪn)

n.
an essential amino acid, NH2COCH2CH(NH2)COOH, abundant in legumes. Abbr.: Asn ; Symbol: N
[1805–15; < French; see asparagus, -ine2]

as·par·a·gine

(ə-spăr′ə-jēn′)
A nonessential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asparagine - a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)asparagine - a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)
amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid - organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group; "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
Translations
Asparagin
asparagina

asparagine

n asparagina
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In the study, published in the journal Nature, the findings showed that limiting amino acid asparagine in laboratory mice with triple-negative breast cancer dramatically reduced the ability of the cancer to travel to distant sites in the body.
the team discovered that the appearance of asparagine synthetase -- the enzyme cells used to make asparagine -- in a primary tumour was strongly associated with later cancer spread.
Asparagine is an amino acid, a building block of protein, and
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The asparagine content of the plantain powder was determined by LC-MS using an enzymatic kit (EZ:faast kit packaging for amino acid analysis, Phenomenex, Torrance, USA).
After storage, the labs tested the potatoes for their levels of reducing sugars and asparagine.
The 10-min and the 20-min soak treatments may liberate reducing sugars and asparagine necessary for production of acrylamide, leading to higher acrylamide concentrations in these treatments.
In this study, the result of screening test revealed that asparaginase producing bacteria were able to hydrolyse L-asparagine since they utilized L- asparagine as their substrate and breakdown asparagine to L-aspartate and ammonia which further reacts with water to produce NH4OH, hence the pH of the medium is basic which subsequently changes the medium from yellow to pink, hence the pinkish zone observed around the colony of asparaginase producing bacteria.
These ESTs were highly homologous with expansion, b-xyloglucan endotransglycosylase, acyl-CoA-binding protein, asparagine synthetase, seed storage protein, lignin-related peroxidase, cytochrome P450, polyubiquitin, translation initiation factor, and nutrient storage protein.
Asparaginase, an enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of asparagine to aspartic acid and ammonia has attracted huge attention due to its usage against lymphocytic leukemia and different other kinds of cancer affecting man (Krasotkina et al, 2004; Makky et al, 2013).
7 IT CONTAINS high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic.

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