Definitions for asparagineəˈspær əˌdʒin, -dʒɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•par•a•gineəˈspær əˌdʒin, -dʒɪn(n.)

  1. an essential amino acid, NH2COCH2CH(NH2)COOH, abundant in legumes.

    Category: Biochemistry

    Ref: Abbr.: Asn 2 ; Symbol: N 4 4

Origin of asparagine:

1805–15; < F; see asparagus , -ine2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. asparagine(noun)

    a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)

Wiktionary

  1. asparagine(Noun)

    A nonessential amino acid CHNO found in plants such as asparagus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asparagine(noun)

    a white, nitrogenous, crystallizable substance, C4H8N2O3+H2O, found in many plants, and first obtained from asparagus. It is believed to aid in the disposition of nitrogenous matter throughout the plant; -- called also altheine

Freebase

  1. Asparagine

    Asparagine is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids on Earth. It has carboxamide as the side-chain's functional group. It is not an essential amino acid. Its codons are AAU and AAC. A reaction between asparagine and reducing sugars or reactive carbonyls produces acrylamide in food when heated to sufficient temperature. These products occur in baked goods such as French fries, potato chips, and toasted bread.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Asparagine

    A non-essential amino acid that is involved in the metabolic control of cell functions in nerve and brain tissue. It is biosynthesized from ASPARTIC ACID and AMMONIA by asparagine synthetase. (From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed)

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