Definition of Aspartate

1. Noun. (organic compound) Any salt or ester of aspartic acid. ¹

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Definition of Aspartate

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Medical Definition of Aspartate

1. A nonessential amino acid that plays a critical part of the enzyme in the liver that transfers nitrogen-containing amino groups, either in building new proteins and amino acids or in breaking down proteins and amino acids for energy and detoxifying the nitrogen in the form of urea. Depleted levels of aspartic acid may occur temporarily within certain tissues under stress, but, because the body is able to make its own aspartic acid to replace any depletion, deficiency states do not occur. Aspartic acid is abundant in plants, especially in sprouting seeds. In protein, it exists mainly in the form of its amide, asparagine. The popular sweetener Aspartame is a combination of aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Aspartic acid is considered nontoxic. (15 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aspartate

asparagus bean
asparagus bed
asparagus fern
asparagus pea
aspartate (current term)
aspartate-ammonia ligase
aspartate-semialdehyde dehydrogenase
aspartate-tRNA ligase
aspartate 1-decarboxylase
aspartate 4-decarboxylase
aspartate N-acetyltransferase
aspartate aminotransferase
aspartate ammonia-lyase
aspartate carbamoyltransferase
aspartate kinase
aspartate transaminase

Literary usage of Aspartate

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1866)
"aspartate of Quinine. — Indistinct crystals, easily soluble in water (Plisson, J. Pharm. 15, 273). Valerate of Quinine. — On neutralising alcoholic quinine ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"This salt appears then to be really a dibasic aspartate. Pasteur finds, however, that the same salt, when merely pressed between paper, and then dried for ..."

3. First Outlines of a Dictionary of Solubilities of Chemical Substances by Frank Humphreys Storer (1864)
"aspartate OF MAGNESIA. I.) normal. Very soluble in water. ... aspartate of protoxide OF MERCURY. I ) basic = c, nr, Hg, N 0, -f AIJ Insoluble in warm water. ..."

4. Alcohol and Health: Seventh Special Report to the Us Congress by Louis Sullivan (1997)
"Model of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor. Provided by Dr. Boris Tabakoff. cGMP production (Hoffman et al. 1989). Prior studies had already indicated that ..."

5. Chemical Method, Notation, Classification, & Nomenclature by Auguste Laurent (1855)
"I believe in the existence of another and soluble aspartate of silver, which will be ... Indeed, when we mix aspartate of ammonia with nitrate of silver, ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"... the starting material on refluxing with water and forms the hydrazide when treated with hydrazine. With triethylammonium aspartate in aqueous DMF N~- ..."

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