serine


serine
2-Amino-3-hydroxypropanoic acid; the l-isomer is one of the amino acid s occurring in proteins.
- s. deaminase SYN: threonine dehydratase.
- s. dehydrase SYN: l-s. dehydratase.
- l-s. dehydratase l-hydroxyamino acid dehydratase; a deaminating hydro-lyase converting l-s. to pyruvate and NH3; a part of amino acid catabolism. SEE ALSO: threonine dehydratase. SYN: s. dehydrase.
- s. sulfhydrase SYN: cystathionine β-synthase.

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ser·ine 'se(ə)r-.ēn n a nonessential amino acid C3H7NO3 that occurs esp. as a structural part of many proteins and phosphatidylethanolamines and is a precursor of glycine abbr. Ser

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ser·ine (Ser) (S) (sērґēn) 1. a naturally occurring, nonessential amino acid, 2-amino-3-hydroxypropionic acid; it may be synthesized from glycine. See also table at amino acid. 2. [USP] a preparation of serine used as a dietary supplement.

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  • serine — serin [ s(ə)rɛ̃ ] n. m. • 1478; gr. seirên « sirène, animal ailé » 1 ♦ Petit oiseau chanteur (passériformes), à bec court et épais, au plumage généralement jaune. ⇒ canari. Une cage à serins. Serin femelle ou SERINE n. f. Par appos. Jaune serin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sérine — serin [ s(ə)rɛ̃ ] n. m. • 1478; gr. seirên « sirène, animal ailé » 1 ♦ Petit oiseau chanteur (passériformes), à bec court et épais, au plumage généralement jaune. ⇒ canari. Une cage à serins. Serin femelle ou SERINE n. f. Par appos. Jaune serin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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