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sarcosine

Line breaks: sarco|sine
Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːkəsiːn
 
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Definition of sarcosine in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A crystalline amino acid which occurs in the body as a product of the metabolism of creatine.
Example sentences
  • However, the inhibition of 5 - ALA-ME uptake by sarcosine was marginal and not statistically significant.
  • Elevated sarcosine indicates toxic exposures and/or folate deficiency.
  • Abalone ovaries were homogenized in a Waring blender in solution D (4 M guanidinium thiocyanate, 25 mM Na citrate [pH 7], 0.5% sarcosine, and 0.5 M ß-mercaptoethanol) as previously described.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek sarx, sark- 'flesh' + -ine4.

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