Definition of isoleucine in English:

isoleucine

Line breaks: iso|leu¦cine
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈluːsiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A hydrophobic amino acid that is a constituent of most proteins. It is an essential nutrient in the diet of vertebrates.
    • Chemical formula: CH3CH2CH(CH3)CH(NH2)COOH
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    • Key essential amino acids are valine, leucine, isoleucine, tryptophan and methionine.
    • Contents of alanine, valine, isoleucine, and leucine were increased by anaerobic conditions.
    • ALS is a mitochondrial enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of the branched-chain amino acids isoleucine and valine.

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