nonessential amino acid


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nonessential amino acid

An amino acid that can be produced by the body and is not required in the diet. The nonessential amino acids are alanine, aspartic acid, arginine, citrulline, glutamic acid, glycine, hydroxyglutamic acid, hydroxyproline, norleucine, proline, and serine.
See also: amino acid

nonessential amino acid

any amino acid which is not an ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID in the diet, since it can be manufactured by TRANSAMINATION.

non·es·sen·tial a·mi·no ac·id

(nonĕ-senshăl ă-mēnō asid)
Any alpha-amino acid required for normal health and growth that can be synthesized within the body without requiring regular consumption of said amino acid.
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The effective atomic numbers, effective electron density, and the total mass attenuation coefficients for nonessential amino acids can be found in the detailed formulation in the study conducted by Kavanoz et al.
Livestock require essential amino acids in their diets and sufficient nonspecific sources of nitrogen with which to make the nonessential amino acids. Whether these come from the protein in soybean meal, alfalfa hay, or meat meal makes no difference.
Cells were grown in phenol red-free EMEM containing 2 mM glutamine, 1% nonessential amino acids, 100 U/mL antibiotics (mix of penicillin, streptomycin, and fungizone), 1 mM sodium pyruvate, and 10% fetal calf serum (Biowhittaker, Gagny, France).
Casein is considered a complete, high quality protein that contains a full complement of the essential and nonessential amino acids, although it has been overshadowed by whey in the past despite its impressive profile.
"In Buchnera, the amazing thing is that they keep all the pathways for the essential amino acids and lose all the nonessential amino acids that there is no shortage of [in the host]," says Moran.
Amino acid compositions, including total amino acids (TAA), nonessential amino acids (NEAA), and essential amino acids (EAA) contents, were shown in Table 3.
The glutamic acid and aspartic acid were dominant in the nonessential amino acids in both sexes in all seasons, whereas lysine, leucine, and threonine were the dominant among the essential amino acids.
It advises that soy protein is equal to animal proteins (making it suitable as a sole source of protein), and that whole grains, legumes, vegetables, seeds, and nuts contain both essential and nonessential amino acids. The AHA states: "You don't need to eat foods from animals to have enough protein in your diet.
In addition to the need for essential amino acids, the chicken's diet must contain enough protein (nonspecific nitrogen sources) to allow metabolic synthesis of the nonessential amino acids.
A549 cells were obtained from Health Science Research Resources Bank (Japan Health Sciences Foundation, Osaka, Japan) and grown in Earle's minimum essential medium with nonessential amino acids, 10% fetal bovine serum, 100 U/mL penicillin, and 100 [micro]g/mL streptomycin (Gibco BRL, Life Technologies, Inc., Rockville, MD, USA) in a humidified atmosphere of 5% C[O.sub.2], 95% air at 37[degrees]C.
Whereas the similar indicator for the nonessential amino acids was 1.5% lower (Table 4).
Dietary lysine supplementation resulted in an increase in the plasma concentrations of free lysine, and a decrease in the concentrations of threonine, tyrosine, and some nonessential amino acids (Henry et al., 1992).