Definition of isoleucine in English:

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isoleucine

Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈluːsiːn/

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
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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