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.)

  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble compound, (CH3)2CHCH(NH2)COOH, an essential amino acid present in most plant and animal proteins.

    Category: Biochemistry

    Ref: Abbr.: Val; Symbol: V 3

Origin of valine:

< G Valin (1906); see valeric acid , -ine2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. valine(noun)

    an essential amino acid found in proteins; important for growth in children and nitrogen balance in adults

Wiktionary

  1. valine(Noun)

    An essential amino acid 2-amino-3-methylbutanoic acid found in most animal proteins.

Freebase

  1. Valine

    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

  1. Valine

    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.


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outward(adjective)

on or towards the outside; able to be seen

Judging by his outward appearance, he's not very rich; no outward sign of unhappiness.

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