Definitions for lysineˈlaɪ sin, -sɪn

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  1. lysine(noun)

    an essential amino acid found in proteins; occurs especially in gelatin and casein

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  1. lysine(Noun)

    An essential amino acid CHNO found in most animal proteins; essential for growth especially in children.

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  1. Lysine

    Lysine is an α-amino acid with the chemical formula HO2CCH(CH2)4NH2. It is an essential amino acid for humans. Lysine's codons are AAA and AAG. Lysine is a base, as are arginine and histidine. The ε-amino group often participates in hydrogen bonding and as a general base in catalysis. Common posttranslational modifications include methylation of the ε-amino group, giving methyl-, dimethyl-, and trimethyllysine. The latter occurs in calmodulin. Other posttranslational modifications at lysine residues include acetylation and ubiquitination. Collagen contains hydroxylysine, which is derived from lysine by lysyl hydroxylase. O-Glycosylation of hydroxylysine residues in the endoplasmic reticulum or Golgi apparatus is used to mark certain proteins for secretion from the cell.

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  1. Lysine

    An essential amino acid. It is often added to animal feed.

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  1. silyne

  2. linsey


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