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homocysteine

Saltos de línea: homo|cyst¦eine
Pronunciación: /ˌhɒmə(ʊ)ˈsɪstɪiːn
 
, ˌhəʊm-, -tɪɪn, -teɪn, -tiːn/

Definición de homocysteine en inglés:

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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.
Example sentences
  • 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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