Definitions for valineˈvæl in, -ɪn, ˈveɪ lin, -lɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
val•ineˈvæl in, -ɪn, ˈveɪ lin, -lɪn(n.)
a white, crystalline, water-soluble compound, (CH3)2CHCH(NH2)COOH, an essential amino acid present in most plant and animal proteins.
Ref: Abbr.: Val; Symbol: V 3
Origin of valine:
< G Valin (1906); see valeric acid , -ine2
an essential amino acid found in proteins; important for growth in children and nitrogen balance in adults
An essential amino acid 2-amino-3-methylbutanoic acid found in most animal proteins.
Valine is an α-amino acid with the chemical formula HO2CCHCH(CH3)2. L-Valine is one of 20 proteinogenic amino acids. Its codons are GUU, GUC, GUA, and GUG. This essential amino acid is classified as nonpolar. Human dietary sources are any proteinaceous foods such as meats, dairy products, soy products, beans and legumes. Along with leucine and isoleucine, valine is a branched-chain amino acid. It is named after the plant valerian. In sickle-cell disease, valine substitutes for the hydrophilic amino acid glutamic acid in hemoglobin. Because valine is hydrophobic, the hemoglobin is prone to abnormal aggregation.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A branched-chain essential amino acid that has stimulant activity. It promotes muscle growth and tissue repair. It is a precursor in the penicillin biosynthetic pathway.
Anagrams of valine
alevin, leavin', venial
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