Definition of isoleucine in English:

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isoleucine

Pronunciation: /ˌīsəˈlo͞osēn/ /-sin/

noun

Biochemistry
A hydrophobic amino acid that is a constituent of most proteins. It is an essential nutrient in the diet of vertebrates.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: i·so·leu·cine

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