canavanine


canavanine
noun
an amino acid found in the jack bean
Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid

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\\ˌkanəˈvaˌnēn, -ˈä-, -ˈa-; kəˈnavəˌn-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary canavan- (irregular from New Latin Canavalia) + -ine
: an amino acid NH2C(:NH)NHOCH2CH2CH(NH2)COOH occurring in the jack bean

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  • canavanine — n. an amino acid found in the jack bean. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canavanine — L (+) ( S ) Canavanine is a non proteinogenic amino acid of certain leguminous plants. It is structurally related to the proteinogenic amino acid, L arginine. Canavanine is accumulated primarily in the seeds where it serves both as a defensive… …   Wikipedia

  • Canavanine — Structure chimique de la canavanine La L canavanine est un acide aminé, présent dans des plantes (principalement des légumes et leurs semences). Sa structure chimique est assez complexe et définie comme suit : H2N C(=NH) NH O CH2 CH2 CH2… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • canavanine — kanavaninas statusas T sritis chemija formulė H₂NC(=NH)N(OH)CH₂CH₂CH(NH₂)COOH atitikmenys: angl. canavanine rus. канаванин ryšiai: sinonimas – 2 amino 4 (1 hidroksiguanidino)butano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • canavanine — noun A non proteinogenic amino acid of certain leguminous plants …   Wiktionary

  • canavanine — 2 Amino 4 guanidinohydroxybutyric acid; an analog of arginine found in certain legumes; used in studies of arginine dependent systems; it is also a potent growht inhibitor. [Canavalia + ine] * * * ca·na·van·ine .kan ə van .ēn, vän ; kə nav ə .nēn …   Medical dictionary

  • canavanine — can·a·van·ine …   English syllables

  • Amino acid — This article is about the class of chemicals. For the structures and properties of the standard proteinogenic amino acids, see Proteinogenic amino acid. The generic structure of an alpha amino acid in its unionized form …   Wikipedia

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  • Arginine — L Arginine IUPAC name …   Wikipedia


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