canavanine


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canavanine

[kə′nav·ə‚nēn]
(biochemistry)
C5H12O3N4 An amino acid found in the jack bean.
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Key words: Jack beans, Canavalia ensiformis, TMEn, antinutritive factors, canavanine, concanavalin A, roosters.
And even though the natural toxin canavanine in alfalfa is reportedly removed during processing, some experts advise people with autoimmune disorders not to use Cholestaid, because in monkeys, the toxin causes a syndrome resembling lupus.
it on canavanine (a toxic analog to arginine and, if utilized, will inhibit growth).