alpha-amino acid

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α-a·mi·no ac·id

(ă-mē'nō as'id),
Typically, an amino acid of the general formula R-CHNH3+-COO- (that is, the amino in the α position); the l forms of these are the hydrolysis products of proteins. In rarer usages, this class of molecules also includes α-amino phosphoric acids and α-aminosulfonic acids.
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Proline is the only free a-amino acid (AA) not assimilated by yeasts during alcoholic fermentation, even if it is one of the AAs most abundant in grape must.
Thiazolidines are a-amino acid derivatives which posses antiproliferative action [10 11].
L-Ala is an a-amino acid and is one of the 20 proteinogenic amino acids, i.
Two main sources of YAN are found in grape juices and musts: a-amino acids and ammonium ions.