aromatic amino acid


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aromatic amino acid

[¦ar·ə¦mad·ik ə′mēn·ō ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
An organic acid containing at least one amino group and one or more aromatic groups; for example, phenylalanine, one of the essential amino acids.
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This enzyme, when present, allows the soybean to bypass glyphosate-inhibited native EPSP synthase in the shikimate pathway, thus preventing aromatic amino acids starvation and deregulation of this metabolic route, both of which follow glyphosate treatment in susceptible plants.
The authors used fasting blood samples collected at baseline to screen a panel of 61 metabolites and found that 5 branched-chain and aromatic amino acids (i.
It is responsible for biosynthesis of all the aromatic amino acids tryptophan, phenylalanine and tyrosine found in nature via the shkimate pathway (1,2).
Flavourzyme, papain and Alcalase produced hydrolysates that contained the highest levels of aromatic amino acids, while trypsin hydrolysate had the highest levels of lysine and arginine.
EZ:faast LC/MS kits from Phenomenex have been developed for the analysis of more than 60 aliphatic and aromatic amino acids, dipeptides and related compounds in just under 20 minutes.
The relatively stable foam of beer, for example, results from an interaction between a protein fraction rich in basic and aromatic amino acids and the hop bitter compounds.