canavanine


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canavanine

[kə′nav·ə‚nēn]
(biochemistry)
C5H12O3N4 An amino acid found in the jack bean.
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Toasting JB meal at 220; 230[grados]C/3min; and 240[grados]C/2min reduced the original canavanine content of JB in more than 90%.
The Basics: Cholestaid contains 14% saponins isolated from alfalfa that has been processed to remove the natural toxins canavanine and coumestrol.
3rd) we will select for the arginine transporter mutant by growing.it on canavanine (a toxic analog to arginine and, if utilized, will inhibit growth).