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(organic chemistry)
CH3NHCH2COOH Sweet-tasting, deliquescent crystals; soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol; decomposes at 210-215°C; used in toothpaste manufacture. Also known as methyl glycocol.



(also N-methylglycine), CH3NHCH2COOH, a methyl derivative of the amino acid glycine. It is an intermediate metabolic product, serving in the body as a source of methyl groups in transmethylation reactions. Sarcosine is a component of creatine in the muscles and of the group of antibiotics called actinomycins.

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with 1,10- phenanthroline and some biologicaly important amino acids like glycine, L-Valine and Sarcosine (N-methyl glycine) as lignds have great socio economic importance and unique significance in the field of biochemistry.
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Later, a 2 per cent N-lauroyl sarcosine was added to this reaction mixture and incubated for one hour.
Arun Sreekumar, the study not only proves that sarcosine is a marker of cancer aggressiveness, but also that it is highly associated with tumour development as well.
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Urine creatinine concentrations were measured using Creatinine Plus Assay, which is a coupled enzymatic reaction using creatininase, creatinase, and sarcosine oxidase (Roche Diagnostic, Indianapolis, Ind).
Lam-otrigine has received the most attention; other agents include glycine, D-alanine, and sarcosine.
5% sodium lauryl sarcosine [Sarcosyl, Kodak International Biotechno-logies, New Haven, CT, USA], 1 mg/mL lysozyme [Life Technology, Sigma-Aldrich, Steinheim, Germany], and 7 [micro]g/mL lysostaphin [Sigma]), then incubated overnight at 55[degrees]C in 4 mL Lysis 2 buffer (1% sodium lauryl sarcosine [Sarcosyl], 0.
This method allowed determination of concentrations of 20 common amino acids, as well as phosphoserine (P-Ser), taurine (Tau), urea, citrulline (Cit), sarcosine (Sar), [alpha]-aminoadipic acid ([alpha]-AAA), [beta]-alanine ([beta]-Ala), [beta]-aminoisobutyric acid ([beta]-AiBA), [gamma]-aminoisobutyric acid (GABA), ethanolamine (EtON[H.