asparagine asparagine

Definition(s):

  • (n) a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)

Usage(s):

  1. All cells need the amino acid asparagine, and to make it they need the enzyme asparagine synthetase.
  2. But dependence upon asparagine does not extend to all types of cancer; it appears to be limited to some forms of leukemia and disease of the lymphatic system.

News

  1. Meat, egg, dairy nutrient essential for brain development

    Research indicates that brain cells depend on the local synthesis of asparagine to function properly. "The cells of the body can do without it because they use asparagine provided through diet. Asparagine, however, is not well transported to the brain via the blood-brain barrier," said senior co-author of the study.
    on November 25, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Meat, Egg and Dairy Nutrient Essential for Brain Development

    "The cells of the body can do without it because they use asparagine provided through diet. Asparagine, however, is not well transported to the brain via the blood-brain barrier," said senior co-author of the study Dr. Jacques Michaud, who found that brain cells depend on the local synthesis of asparagine to function properly.
    on November 25, 2013     Source: Newswise

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