Definición de homocysteine en inglés:

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homocysteine

Pronunciación: /ˌhɒmə(ʊ)ˈsɪstɪiːn/
/ˌhɒmə(ʊ)ˈsɪstiːn/

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[mass noun] Biochemistry
An amino acid which occurs in the body as an intermediate in the metabolism of methionine and cysteine.
  • Chemical formula: HSCH2CH2CH(NH2)COOH
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Metabolism of homocysteine requires an adequate supply of folic acid.
  • It also lowers the levels of amino acid homocysteine which, when found in high levels in the bloodstream, is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
  • Levels of homocysteine, the amino acid linked to heart disease, are also higher in smokers.

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Saltos de línea: homo|cyst¦eine

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