Definition of asparagine in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hydrophilic amino acid which is a constituent of most proteins.
- In 1806, French chemist, Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, isolated a compound in asparagus that proved to be the amino acid, asparagine.
- The concentration of both glutamine and asparagine, the most abundant of the specific amino acids, declined rapidly during phase 1 after defoliation.
- Instead these domains tend to be enriched with polar amino acids, such as glutamine and asparagine.
Definition of asparagine in:
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