Norvaline


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Norvaline

 

(also α-aminovaleric acid), an amino acid whose structural formula is CH3CH2CH2CH(NH2)COOH. Norvaline has no physiological activity, and there is no data that confirms its presence in animal proteins.

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Orn, ornitihine; Cys, cystine; Deriv Peak, derivatization peak; Lys, lysine; Tyr, tyrosine; Met, methionine; Val, valine; Nva, norvaline (internal standard).
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The biotechnology industry, which uses microorganisms to make therapeutically useful proteins such as insulin and human growth hormone, was distressed to discover that these proteins sometimes contained an abnormal amino acid, norvaline (it's not in our genetic code nor normally present in protein), and they wanted to eliminate it.