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glutamic acid

 [gloo-tam´ik]
a dibasic amino acid, one of the nonessential amino acids; it is also an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Its hydrochloride salt is used as a gastric acidifier. See also monosodium glutamate.

glu·tam·ic ac·id (E, Glu),

(glū-tam'ik as'id),
An amino acid; the sodium salt is monosodium glutamate. Compare: glutamate.

glutamic acid

(glo͞o-tăm′ĭk)
n.
A nonessential amino acid, C5H9NO4, occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and proteins, and having monosodium glutamate as a salt.

glu·tam·ic ac·id

(E) (glū-tam'ik as'id)
An amino acid that occurs in proteins; the sodium salt is monosodium glutamate.
Compare: glutamate

glutamic acid

Glutamate, an AMINO ACID present in most proteins. One of its salts, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, is widely used as a seasoning and flavouring agent and has been suspected as the cause of the CHINESE RESTAURANT SYNDROME.
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Fig. 172 Glutamic acid . Molecular structure.

glutamic acid (E, Glu)

one of 20 AMINO ACIDS common in proteins that has an extra carboxyl group and is acidic in solution. See Fig. 172 . The ISOELECTRIC POINT of glutamic acid is 3.2.

glu·tam·ic acid

(glū-tam'ik as'id)
An amino acid; the sodium salt is monosodium glutamate.
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The mutation of the residue aspartic acid by a glutamic acid may occur naturally due to a misrepair on the DNA replication and by a substitution of the third nucleotide of the codons GAU and GAC to GAA to GAG, corresponding to aspartic acid and glutamic acid, respectively.
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The two most common forms of DM are type 1 (T1DM) and type 2 (T2DM), with the former resulting from T-cell-mediated autoimmune destruction of b-cells of the pancreas, whereas the latter is characterised by insulin resistance with a non-autoimmune insulin secretory defect.1 Autoimmune DM is characterised by the presence of one or more islet-specific autoantibodies, including islet cell autoantibodies (ICA), insulin (IAA) and autoantibodies directed against the three major islet autoantigens - glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GADA), protein tyrosine phosphatase IA-2A and its isoform IA-2b/phogrin (IA-2bA).2,3
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"We studied seven amino acids -- arginine, cysteine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, leucine, and tyrosine.
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Valine substituted for glutamic acid at the sixth position of the beta chain

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