mimosine


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mimosine

[mə′mō‚sēn]
(organic chemistry)
C8H10N2O4 A crystalline compound with a melting point of 235-236°C; soluble in dilute acids or bases; used as a depilatory agent. Also known as leucaenine; leucaenol; leucenine; leucenol.
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The lower feed and nutrients intake as well as apparent digestibility values recorded for rabbits fed LLM treatments can be attributed to the possible effect of the anti-nutritional compounds such as mimosine and tannins present in L.
This is due to the presence of mimosine which are toxic and can be extracted about 90% through soaking in freshwater [13].
Deferiprone is a bidentate iron ligand (ie, per molecule, it has 2 donor atoms capable of binding with iron) designed to mimic the naturally occurring chelators mimosine, tropolone, and maltol.
1991) makes it a viable feed component, but secondary plant compounds such as condensed tannin (Jackson & Barry 1996) and mimosine (National Academy of Sciences 1977) may reduce its value.