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Symbol for aspartic acid or its radical forms.
ASPAmerican Society of Parasitologists.
Any of several venomous snakes, especially the viper Vipera aspis of southern Europe, the cobra Naja haje of Africa and the Middle East, or the horned viper.
aspartic acid (Asp)
a nonessential amino acid present in sugar cane, beet molasses, and breakdown products of many proteins. Pure aspartic acid is a water-soluble, colorless crystalline substance. Aspartic acid is interconvertible with oxaloacetic acid from the citric acid cycle. Aspartic acid is used in culture media, dietary supplements, detergents, fungicides, and germicides. Also called aminosuccinic acid. See also amino acid, protein.
ASPAA gene on chromosome 17p13.3 that encodes aspartoacylase, which catalyses the conversion of N-acetyl_L-aspartic acid–NAA to aspartate and acetate. NAA hydrolysis by aspartoacylase may help maintain white matter.
Molecular pathology Defects in ASPA cause Canavan disease
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Abbreviation for aspartic acid or its radical forms.
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Aspabbrev. ASPARTIC ACID.