leucine


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leu·cine

 (lo͞o′sēn′)
n.
An essential amino acid, C6H13NO2, obtained by the hydrolysis of protein by pancreatic enzymes during digestion and necessary for optimal growth in children and for the maintenance of nitrogen balance in adults.

[French : leuc-, leuc- + -ine, -ine.]

leucine

(ˈluːsiːn) or

leucin

n
(Biochemistry) an essential amino acid found in many proteins

leu•cine

(ˈlu sin, -sɪn)

n.
one of the essential amino acids, (CH3)2CHCH2CH(NH2)COOH, present in most proteins. Abbr.: Leu;Symbol.: L
[< French (1820) < Greek leuk(ós) white + French -ine -ine1]

leu·cine

(lo͞o′sēn′)
An essential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leucine - a white crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins that is essential for nutrition; obtained by the hydrolysis of most dietary proteins
essential amino acid - an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet
Translations
leucin
Leucin
ロイシン
leucyna

leu·cine

n. leucina, aminoácido esencial en el crecimiento y metabolismo.

leucine

n leucina
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Other clinical trials have shown that the muscle-building amino acid, leucine, absorbs faster than other rice proteins and whey proteins.
13 (ANI): Two students from Sheltzer and Stony Brook University Chris Giuliano and Ann Lin have rejected the view that the gene called Maternal Embryonic Leucine Zipper Kinase as the sole cause for the development of cancer cells in the human body.
In their experiments, the scientists found the green shore crab was able to take in a nutrient that was dissolved in the water around them, the amino acid leucine, according to their study in the journal (http://rspb.
We found statistically significant correlations between increased resistance to 5-fluorocytosine and higher enzymatic activity of chymotrypsin and alpha-mannosidase; increased resistance to miconazole and higher enzymatic activity of beta-glucuronidase; increased susceptibility to miconazole and higher enzymatic activity of leucine arylamidase and acid phosphatase; increased susceptibility to itraconazole and higher enzymatic activity of lipase.
The superior capacity of whey to stimulate MPS over that of soy is not due to differing absorption kinetics but likely to be a mere reflection of the lower leucine content of soy versus whey protein.
55L/M (rs854560) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is found in coding region and leads to amino acid change from Leucine to Methionine, which affects the stability of the enzyme.
During exercise, an athletes body uses around 25 per cent more branched-chain amino acids and leucine than normal.
Otherwise, 6 grams of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) like leucine per day for six days before an endurance event and 20 grams one hour before exercise can help.
3-MGA is produced from CoA-thioester bond hydrolysis of its precursor, 3-methylglutaconylCoA (3-MG-CoA), an intermediate within the leucine catabolic pathway (Fig.
Most of the SID of AA of BR values presented in Nutrient Requirements of Swine (NRC, 2012) is higher than those determined in the current study: arginine, 89% vs 84%; histidine, 84% vs 77%; isoleucine, 81% vs 79%; leucine, 83% vs 79%; lysine, 77% vs 78%; methionine, 85% vs 81%; threonine, 76% vs 65%; valine, 78% vs 81%, respectively.
Lung cancer patients display higher serum levels of N-glycosylated proteins, leucine, lysine, mannose, and choline.