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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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In these findings serine was substituted by leucin (TCG->TTG) at codon 522 while leucine was substituted by proline (CTG->CCG) at position 511.
For quantification of the total and individual amino acids (Histidine, Alanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Leucin, Isoleucin, Serine, Aspartic acid, Glutamine, Lysine, Arginine, Glycine, Threonine, Aspargine, Ornithine, Citruline, Glutamic acid) estimated in each serum, the derivatization method was deployed as briefly described hereafter.