osmolyte


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osmolyte

(oz'mo-lit?, os') [ ²osmo + -lyte]
An organic solute, esp. one that helps cells adapt to dehydration or fluid excess. Osmolytes are generated within cells in response to osmotic stresses. Examples include glutamine, glycine, inositol, sorbitol, and taurine. Synonym: idiogenic osmole
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Instead, it turns out to be a very important osmolyte - a compound that binds to water and helps transport it.
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Instead, it turns out to be a very important osmolyte -- a compound that binds to water and helps transport it.
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Extreme temperatures led to accumulation of certain organic compounds termed osmolyte, including sugars, polyols, and proline.
Suprasanna P, Nikalje GC, Rai AN (2016) Osmolyte accumulation and implications in plant abiotic stress tolerance.
According to these authors, the accumulation of proline was correlated with a variety of edaphoclimatic conditions adverse to plants and this osmolyte is apparently an important antioxidant agent of non-enzymatic nature.
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This is because L-proline is a small osmolyte, which means that osmolality increased as the concentration of osmolytes increases.