citrulline


citrulline
N5-(Aminocarbonyl)-l-ornithine; α-amino-δ-ureidovaleric; 5-ureidonorvaline; an amino acid formed from l-ornithine in the course of the urea cycle as well as a product in nitric oxide biosynthesis; also found in watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris) and in casein. Elevated in individuals with a deficiency of argininosuccinate synthetase or argininosuccinate lyase.

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cit·rul·line 'si-trə-.lēn; si-'trəl-.ēn, -ən n a crystalline amino acid C6H13N3O3 formed esp. as an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine in the living system

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n.
an amino acid produced by the liver as a by-product during the conversion of ammonia to urea.

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cit·rul·line (sitґrə-lēn) an amino acid formed from ornithine and converted into arginine in the urea cycle.

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  • Citrulline — Citrulline …   Wikipedia

  • citrulline — n. an amino acid that is an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • citrulline — citrulline. См. цитруллин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Citrulline — La citrulline est un acide aminé (C6H13N3O3). Cet acide aminé n est pas codé par le code génétique dans l ADN. À ce titre, il n entre pas dans la composition des protéines. C est le principal produit de l action de l ornithine transcarbamylase… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • citrulline — (= 2 amino 5 ureiodovaleric acid) An a amino acid not found in proteins. L citrulline is an intermediate in the urea cycle …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • citrulline — citrulinas statusas T sritis chemija formulė H₂NCONH(CH₂)₃CH(NH₂)COOH atitikmenys: angl. citrulline rus. цитруллин ryšiai: sinonimas – 2 amino 5 ureidopentano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • citrulline — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Citrullus, genus name of the watermelon Date: 1930 a crystalline amino acid C6H13N3O3 formed especially as an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • citrulline — /si treuh leen /, n. Biochem. an amino acid, NH2CONH(CH2)3CHNH2COOH, abundant in watermelons and an intermediate compound in the urea cycle. [1930; < NL citrull(us) the watermelon genus (ML citrul(l)us, citrolus, Latinization of South It citrulo …   Universalium

  • citrulline — noun An amino acid, first isolated from watermelons, that is an intermediate in the urea cycle …   Wiktionary

  • citrulline — ci·trul·line …   English syllables


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