- a white, crystalline, amino acid, NH2COCH2CH(NH2)COOH, soluble in water, obtained from certain plants, especially legumes, and used chiefly as a nutrient in culture media for certain bacteria. Abbreviation: Asn; Symbol: N
Origin of asparagine
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Historical Examples of asparagine
Aspartic acid, on the contrary, had presented to him molecular dissymmetry, like asparagine itself.Louis Pasteur
When some other source of nitrogen is present, such as asparagine or an ammonium salt, the amount falls to 005 to 01.Alcoholic Fermentation
Then he prepared a gelatine solution with a little sugar, asparagine, and other materials, and added the nodule-extract.Boys' Second Book of Inventions
Ray Stannard Baker
Besides solutions containing ammonium salts and urea, I have succeeded in nitrifying solutions of asparagine, milk, and rape cake.
The influence of small amounts of asparagine in enormously increasing the hydrolytic effect of amylase is an example.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
- a nonessential amino acid, a component of proteins
Word Origin for asparagine
- An amino acid found in proteins that is the beta-amide of aspartic acid.asparamide
- A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C4H8N2O3. See more at amino acid.