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me·thi·o·nine

 (mə-thī′ə-nēn′)
n.
A sulfur-containing essential amino acid, C5H11NO2S, obtained from various proteins or prepared synthetically and used as a dietary supplement and in pharmaceuticals.

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methionine

(mɛˈθaɪəˌniːn; -ˌnaɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) an essential amino acid containing sulphur, which occurs in many proteins: important in methylating reactions
[C20: meth- + thionine]
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me•thi•o•nine

(mɛˈθaɪ əˌnin, -nɪn)

n.
an essential amino acid, C5H11NO2S, occurring in casein, yeast, and other proteins. Abbr.: Met; Symbol: M
[1928; methion- (b. methyl and Greek theîon sulfur) + -ine2]
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me·thi·o·nine

(mə-thī′ə-nēn′)
An essential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
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Noun1.methionine - a crystalline amino acid containing sulfur; found in most proteins and essential for nutrition
essential amino acid - an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet
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Translations
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メチオニン
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methionine

n metionina
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The study focused on restricting intake of the amino acid methionine, which is key to a process called one-carbon metabolism that helps cancer cells grow.
Unlike the rest of the tumour cells, cancer stem cells are addicted to a type of dietary amino acid, methionine, which is linked to their ability to form tumours.
Furthermore, isoleucine, methionine and threonine affect milk protein (casein) synthesis when removed from the culture medium of bovine mammary epithelial cells.
Moreover, methionine elevates cell antioxidant capacity, such as glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase activity.
Methionine did not show significant difference in concentration between infected and healthy individuals.
Methionine is the first limiting amino acid in diets formulated for birds primarily with corn and soybean meal (LEESON & SUMMERS, 2008).
Smoking, dietary betaine, methionine, and vitamin D in monozygotic twins with discordant macular degeneration: epigenetic implications.
Such biological ozone formation requires singlet oxygen ([sup.1][O.sub.2]) and is catalysed by antibodies or the amino acids cysteine, methionine, histidine, or tryptophan [9, 10].
The aim of the present experiment was to evaluate the influence of diets with high methionine content on growth performance, health status, nutrient digestibility and nitrogen balance in Arctic foxes ( Vulpeslagopus).
This build-up occurs when the body cannot properly process methionine.