imino acid


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imino acid

[′im·ə‚nō ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
Organic acid in which the =NH group is attached to one or two carbons; for example, acetic acid, NH(CH2COOH)2.
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The high melting point in this study might be associated with the high content of imino acids (Pro and Hyp) (Kasankala et al., 2007).
The non-tannin fraction contains phenolic compounds (monomeric flavonoid compounds and hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives), carbohydrates (glucose, fructose, saccharose and hydrocolloidal gums) and nitrogen compounds (such as amino and imino acids).
A linear response up to 2 mmol/L has been demonstrated as well as a 10-fold increase in sensitivity compared with ninhydrin methods (11), with even greater sensitivity and higher linear responses for non-a-amino acids such as imino acids and (3-amino acids.