aspartic acid


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as·par·tic acid

 (ə-spär′tĭk)
n.
A nonessential amino acid, C4H7NO4, found especially in young sugarcane and sugar-beet molasses.

[From asparagus (from its being obtained from asparagine).]

aspartic acid

(əˈspɑːtɪk)
n
(Biochemistry) a nonessential amino acid that is a component of proteins and acts as a neurotransmitter
[C19: from aspar(agus) + -ic]

as•par′tic ac′id

(əˈspɑr tɪk)
n.
a nonessential amino acid, C4H7NO4, abundant in molasses. Abbr.: Asp; Symbol: D
(aspar (agus) + -tic]

as·par·tic acid

(ə-spär′tĭk)
A nonessential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aspartic acid - a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and occurring naturally in sugar beets and sugar cane
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
asparaginsyre
Asparaginsäure
acide aspartique
kwas asparaginowy
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In contrast, the nonessential amino acids alanine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, and proline are all enriched relative to bulk values in both studies.
The researchers then looked at the D and L ratios of aspartic acid in the 250 Greenland clamshells to come up with the fossils' ages.
Another compound found in carob seeds is aspartic acid [9] which can function as a second messenger in leydig cells through increasing synthesis of cAMP and testosterone release.
The housewife syndrome: treatment with the potassium and magnesium salts of aspartic acid.
The 206 bp amplicon containing a thymine at nucleotide position 894 (corresponding to an aspartic acid at amino acid position 298) was cleaved into two fragments of 119 bp and 87 bp in length by Mbol digestion but not for a guanine in this position.
In excess, aspartic acid also provokes hormonal and vision disorders.
When compared with the gene coding for isoxaben or TZ-sensitive cellulose synthase, one of the resistant CS genes contains a point mutation, wherein glycine residue 998 is replaced by an aspartic acid.
This reduction is largely, although not exclusively, due to the insertion of an aspartic acid residue (Asp-345A) into the amino acid sequence of the PBP 2 penA gene (4).
Aspartame is composed of two amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, as the methyl ester.
Aspartame is composed of two amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine, as the methyl ester.
The aspartic acid in aspartame excites brain cells, some say to a dangerous level.
After all, it's just a mixture of two amino acids: aspartic acid and phenylalanine.