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the β-amide of aspartic acid, a nonessential amino acid that is also used as a culture medium for certain bacteria.
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as·par·a·gine (N, Asn),

The β-amide of aspartic acid, the l-isomer is a nutritionally nonessential amino acid occurring in proteins; a diuretic.
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A nonessential amino acid, C4H8N2O3, that is present in large amounts in some plants, such as asparagus.
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Biochemistry A nonessential amino acid which is the β-amide of aspartic acid–AA; asparaginine assists in the neural metabolism, and when the extra amino group is removed, the resulting AA acts as an excitatory transmitter and allows it to be used interchangeably with AAs in protein building
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Fig. 52 Asparagine . Molecular structure.

asparagine (N, Asn)

one of 20 AMINO ACIDS common in proteins. It has a polar ‘R’ structure and is water soluble. The ISOELECTRIC POINT of asparagine is 5.4.
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The β-amide of aspartic acid, the l-isomer is a nutritionally nonessential amino acid occurring in proteins; a diuretic.
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Garrett, "The Saccharomyces cerevisiae YCC5 (YCL025c) gene encodes an amino acid permease, Agp1, which transports asparagine and glutamine," Journal of Bacteriology, vol.
Prior to comparing the effects of cold storage, the commercial asparagine assay was modified to quantify ASNase activity.
Equine cytochrome C contains 38 of the 8 potential anhydride reactive amino acids, serine (0), arginine (2), asparagines (5), lysine (19), histidine (3), tyrosine (4), glutamine (3), and cysteines (2).
Alanine, asparagine, and glutamic acid were the major [N.sub.2] products resulting from [N.sub.2] fixation of chickpea and their concentrations were >70 [micro]mol [g.sup.-1] leaf dry weight (Table 3).
The treated group had also reversed direction of changes in some of metabolites levels, including alanine, glutamine, serine, glucose, asparagine, isoleucine, valine, carnitine, isobutyrate and pantothenate compared to AD group which showed the effectiveness of the lavender extract on the improvement of AD rats.
Two approaches, including increase in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor expression in cancerous and brain cells for trapping nitrogen, selected as targeting choice and asparagine as ligand, and entrapping gadolinium ion into cancerous cells as intracellular apoptosis inducer, were selected to design the proposed dendrimeric structure of asparagine loaded gadolinium ions to make a good and effective theranostic agent.
A guanine to adenine change (c.G13013A; rs1042034) was detected in 9 families, resulting in serine to asparagine change (p.Ser4338Asn, S4338N).
Asparaginase (asparagine amidohydrolase EC hydrolyzes the amino acid asparagine into aspartic acid and ammonia.
A transversion of adenine into thymine at position 1782 (c.1782A>T) resulted into a silent conversion of glutamine into Asparagine (Figure 3).
Amino analysis of cyanobacterial cultures showed that most of amino acids are present in all three strains but glycine, alanine, valine, proline, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid and lysine were present in appreciable amounts.

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