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Proline

Synonym(s)

  • L-proline
  • Pro
  • proline (substance)

Definition(s)

A cyclic, nonessential amino acid (actually, an imino acid) in humans (synthesized from glutamic acid and other amino acids), Proline is a constituent of many proteins. Found in high concentrations in collagen, proline constitutes almost a third of the residues. Collagen is the main supportive protein of skin, tendons, bones, and connective tissue and promotes their health and healing.

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A non-essential amino acid that is synthesized from glutamic acid. It is an essential component of collagen and is important for proper functioning of joints and tendons.

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Amino acid with side chain -CH2CH2CH2

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Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014