nonessential amino acid


nonessential amino acid
Those of the naturally occurring amino acids, that the human body can synthesize for itself, and so need not be provided by dietary protein.

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  • nonessential amino acid — n any of various alpha amino acids which are required for normal health and growth, which can be synthesized within the body or derived in the body from essential amino acids, and which include alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine,… …   Medical dictionary

  • nonessential amino acid — pakeičiamoji aminorūgštis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Organizmo sintetinama aminorūgštis. atitikmenys: angl. dispensable amino acid; non essential amino acid; nonessential amino acid rus. заменимая аминокислота …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Amino acid — One of the 20 building blocks of protein. The sequence of amino acids in a protein and, hence, the function of that protein are determined by the genetic code in the DNA. Amino acids are molecules that (in technical terms) contain a basic amino… …   Medical dictionary

  • Amino acid synthesis — For the non biological synthesis of amino acids see: Strecker amino acid synthesis Amino acid synthesis is the set of biochemical processes (metabolic pathways) by which the various amino acids are produced from other compounds. The substrates… …   Wikipedia

  • Amino acid — This article is about the class of chemicals. For the structures and properties of the standard proteinogenic amino acids, see Proteinogenic amino acid. The generic structure of an alpha amino acid in its unionized form …   Wikipedia

  • nonessential amino acids — the eleven α amino acids required for protein synthesis that are synthesized by humans and are not specifically required in the diet: alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine …   Medical dictionary

  • alpha-amino acid — al·pha ami·no acid or à ami·no acid ə .mē nō n any of the more than 20 amino acids that have an amino group in the alpha position with most having the general formula RCH(NH2)COOH, that are synthesized in plant and animal tissues, that are… …   Medical dictionary

  • dispensable amino acid — pakeičiamoji aminorūgštis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Organizmo sintetinama aminorūgštis. atitikmenys: angl. dispensable amino acid; non essential amino acid; nonessential amino acid rus. заменимая аминокислота …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • essential amino acid — noun One of the naturally occurring amino acids that the human body cannot synthesize, and so must be provided by dietary protein. See Also: nonessential amino acid …   Wiktionary

  • Essential amino acid — An essential amino acid or indispensable amino acid is an amino acid that cannot be synthesized de novo by the organism (usually referring to humans), and therefore must be supplied in the diet. Contents 1 Essentiality vs. conditional… …   Wikipedia


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