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nonprotein

(nŏn-prō′tēn) [L. non, not, + Gr. protos, first]
Any substance not derived from protein.

nonprotein

body constituents other than proteins.

nonprotein calorie
calories provided by carbohydrates or lipids.
nonprotein nitrogen
the nitrogenous constituents of the blood exclusive of the protein bodies; abbreviated NPN. Measurement of NPN is used as a test of renal function. See also nonprotein nitrogen.
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09 (Northeast) DM, dry matter; CP, crude protein; SP, soluble protein; NDICP, neutral detergent insoluble protein; ADICP, acid detergent insoluble protein; NPN, nonprotein nitrogen; NDF, neutral detergent fiber; ADF, acid detergent fiber; EE, ether extract.
The team found that this process was driven by ancient transposons--stretches of nonprotein coding DNA that can change their position within the genome.
Blends of protein with nonprotein, natural, and synthetic molecules such as keratin-chitosan [16], gluten-methyl-cellulose [17], keratin-polypropylene, keratin-cellulose-polypropylene [18-20], and keratin-polyethylene [21] etc.
2], RER, and an updated table of thermal equivalents of oxygen for nonprotein respiratory quotients [30], measures of GE and NE (percentage) were calculated [31] (Equations 1-2):
One of its drawbacks is the potential interference by exogenous nonprotein substances, such as radiopaque agents and antibiotics, which also absorb at this wavelength (1).
22-[micro]m nonprotein binding syringe filter, and then added directly to the HPLC sample vials, a method that alleviated guard column fouling issues.
Its gastroprotective mechanism in ethanol-induced ulcer were partly due to intensification in the endogenous production of nitric oxide, an antioxidant effect by replenishing depletion of endogenous nonprotein sulfhydryls and attenuation of tumor necrosis factor-a increase, whereas in indomethacin ulcer, it is partly due to a reduction in the plasma level of leukotriene B(4).
The diagnostic value of plasma protein and nonprotein nitrogen substances in birds.
Determination of cellular levels of nonprotein thiols in phytoplankton and their correlations with susceptibility to mercury.
4) The nonprotein amino acid is produced by cyanobacteria (sometimes called "blue-green algae"), which are often associated with nutrient runoff in coastal waters, although huge blooms also occur in the open ocean.
Alfalfa sprouts contain L-canavanine (LCN), which is a nonprotein amino acid that can interrupt enzyme activity and metabolism.