Definition of glutamate in English:

glutamate

Syllabification: glu·ta·mate
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlo͞odəˌmāt
 
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noun

Biochemistry
1A salt or ester of glutamic acid.
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  • Of all the 90 ionizable residues located along the ion-conducting pathway, 52 residues are lysines and arginines and 38 residues are aspartate and glutamates.
  • The largest contributions to the ligand-receptor energy are provided by aspartates and glutamates in the selectivity filter and carboxyl residues in the outer ring.
  • Mutations of aspartates and glutamates were done by substitution of the carboxyl group by the amide group.
1.1Glutamic acid, its salts, or its anion.
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  • Its synthesis is dependent on the supply of its constituent amino acids cysteine, glutamate, and glycine.
  • Monosodium glutamate is the salt of glutamate, an amino acid found naturally in protein-containing foods such as meat, vegetables, and milk.
  • The cationic component of the hemolymph is frequently replaced by potassium and free amino acids such as glutamate, proline, lysine and glycine.
1.2 short for monosodium glutamate.
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  • The glutamate naturally present in food, and the glutamate from MSG, are treated in exactly the same way by the body.
  • Free amino acids such as glutamate (also known as MSG) help dull the bitterness in certain vegetables.

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