Definitions for alanineˈæl əˌnin, -nɪn

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  1. alanine(noun)

    a crystalline amino acid that occurs in many proteins

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  1. Alanine(n.)

    one of the natural amino acids found combined in the proteins of most living tissues. It can be isolated as a white crystalline base, C3H7NO2. The natural form is the L-configuration.

  2. Origin: [Aldehyde + the ending -ine. The -n- is a euphonic insertion.]

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  1. alanine(Noun)

    A nonessential amino acid 2-aminopropanoic acid found in most animal proteins

    Potatoes can be a good source of alanine.

  2. alanine(Noun)

    A specific residue, molecule, or isomer of this amino acid

    Two alanines are replaced by prolines.

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  1. Alanine(noun)

    a white crystalline base, C3H7NO2, derived from aldehyde ammonia

  2. Origin: [Aldehyde + the ending -ine. The -n- is a euphonic insertion.]

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  1. Alanine

    Alanine is an α-amino acid with the chemical formula CH3CHCOOH. The L-isomer is one of the 20 amino acids encoded by the genetic code. Its codons are GCU, GCC, GCA, and GCG. It is classified as a nonpolar amino acid. L-Alanine is second only to leucine in rate of occurrence, accounting for 7.8% of the primary structure in a sample of 1,150 proteins. D-Alanine occurs in bacterial cell walls and in some peptide antibiotics.

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  1. Alanine

    A non-essential amino acid that occurs in high levels in its free state in plasma. It is produced from pyruvate by transamination. It is involved in sugar and acid metabolism, increases IMMUNITY, and provides energy for muscle tissue, BRAIN, and the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.

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