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methionine

EN[mɪˈθʌɪəniːn] [mɪˈθʌɪənɪn]
WMethionine
  • Methionine (/mɛˈθaɪ.ɵniːn/ or /mɛˈθaɪ.ɵnɪn/; abbreviated as Met or M) is an α-amino acid with the chemical formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH2CH2SCH3. This amino acid is classified as nonpolar as it has a straight side chain that possess a S-methyl thioether (i.e.
  • ^ Dawson, R.M.C. et al. (1959). Data for Biochemical Research. Oxford: Clarendon Press. CS1 maint: Explicit use of et al. (link)
  • ^ Weast, Robert C., ed. (1981). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (62nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. C-374. ISBN 0-8493-0462-8. .
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    Definition of methionine in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmethioninesPREmeth-SUF-ine
    1. (biochemistry, organic chemistry) A lipotropic, sulphur-containing essential amino acid, C5H11NO2S, found in most protein.
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        • Compared with SNA, BD with arthritis exhibited relatively high levels of glutamate, valine, citramalate, leucine, methionine sulfoxide, glycerate, phosphate, lysine, isoleucine, urea, and citrulline.
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          Grammatically, this word "methionine" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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