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Asparagine

Synonym(s)

  • alpha-aminosuccinic acid
  • 2-amino-3-carbamoylpropanoic acid
  • Asn
  • asparagine (substance)

Definition(s)

A non-essential amino acid in humans, Asparagine is a beta-amido derivative of aspartic acid and plays an important role in the biosynthesis of glycoproteins and other proteins. A metabolic precursor to aspartate, Asparagine is a nontoxic carrier of residual ammonia to be eliminated from the body. Asparagine acts as diuretic.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A non-essential amino acid that is involved in the metabolic control of cell functions in nerve and brain tissue. It is biosynthesized from aspartic acid and ammonia by asparagine synthetase.

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Amino acid with side chain -CH2CONH2.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Non-essential amino acid that is involved in the metabolic control of cell functions in nerve and brain tissue; biosynthesized from aspartic acid and ammonia by asparagine synthetase.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 18, 2014