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valine

 [va´lēn]
a naturally occurring amino acid, one of the essential amino acids.

val·ine (Val, V),

(val'in),
2-Amino-3-methylbutanoic acid; the l-isomer is a constituent of most proteins; a nutritionally essential amino acid.

valine

/val·ine/ (Val) (V) (va´lēn) a naturally occurring amino acid, essential for human metabolism.

valine

(văl′ēn′, vā′lēn′)
n.
An essential amino acid, C5H11NO2.

valine (Val)

[val′ēn]
an essential amino acid needed for optimal growth in infants and for nitrogen equilibrium in adults. Also called alpha-aminoisovaleric acid.See also amino acid, maple syrup urine disease, protein.
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Chemical structure of valine

val·ine

(V) (vā-lēn')
2-amino-3-methylbutanoic acid; the l-isomer is a constituent of most proteins; a nutritionally essential amino acid.

valine

One of the ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS, a constituent of protein.
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Fig. 313 Valine . Molecular structure.

valine (V, Val)

one of 20 AMINO ACIDS common in proteins. It has a nonpolar ‘R’ group structure and is relatively insoluble in water. See Fig. 313 . The ISOELECTRIC POINT of valine is 6.0.

val·ine

(Val, V) (vā-lēn')
A nutritionally essential amino acid.

valine

Val; a naturally occurring amino acid.