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leucine

 [loo´sēn]
a naturally occurring amino acid, one of the essential amino acids, necessary for growth in infants and for nitrogen equilibrium in adults.

leu·cine (Leu, L),

(lū'sēn),
2-Amino-4-methylvaleric acid; the l-isomer is one of the amino acids found in proteins; a nutritionally essential amino acid.

leucine

(lo͞o′sēn′)
n.
An essential amino acid, C6H13NO2, obtained by the hydrolysis of protein by pancreatic enzymes during digestion and necessary for optimal growth in children and for the maintenance of nitrogen balance in adults.

leu·cine

(lū'sīn)
The l-isomer is one of the amino acids of proteins; a nutritionally essential amino acid.

leucine

One of the essential AMINO ACIDS.
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Fig. 209 Leucine . Molecular structure.

leucine (L, Leu)

one of 20 amino acids common in proteins. It has a NONPOLAR ‘R’ structure and is relatively insoluble in water. See Fig. 209 . The ISOELECTRIC POINT of leucine is 6.0.

leu·cine

(lū'sīn)
The l-isomer is one of the amino acids of proteins; a nutritionally essential amino acid.