Definition of Glycine

1. Noun. The simplest amino acid found in proteins and the principal amino acid in sugar cane.

Generic synonyms: Amino Acid, Aminoalkanoic Acid

2. Noun. Genus of Asiatic erect or sprawling herbs: soya bean.
Exact synonyms: Genus Glycine
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Papilionoideae, Subfamily Papilionoideae
Member holonyms: Glycine Max, Soja, Soja Bean, Soy, Soya, Soya Bean, Soybean, Soybean Plant

Definition of Glycine

1. Noun. (amino acid) A nonessential amino acid, amino-acetic acid, C2H5NO2 found in most proteins but especially in sugar cane; the simplest amino acid. ¹

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Definition of Glycine

1. an amino acid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Glycine

1. The simplest amino acid. It is a common residue in proteins, especially collagen and elastin and is not optically active. It is also a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in spinal cord and brainstem of vertebrate central nervous system. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glycine

glycinamide ribonucleotide
glycine (current term)
glycine-rich beta-glycoprotein
glycine-rich beta-glycoproteinase
glycine-succinate cycle
glycine-tRNA ligase
glycine acyltransferase
glycine agents
glycine amidinotransferase
glycine betaine
glycine cleavage complex
glycine dehydrogenase
glycine hydroxymethyltransferase
glycine methyltransferase
glycine receptor
glycine reductase

Literary usage of Glycine

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1. The Chemical Constitution of the Proteins by Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1917)
"Separation of glycine and Alanine. There are two methods of separating these compounds :— («) By reconverting the mixture into esters, separating the ..."

2. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"Hydrolyzed Not hydrolyzed (r) Alanyl-alanine Glycyl-glycine (r) ... Thus glycyl-glycine is hydrolyzed by the liver and muscle juice of the ox, rabbit, ..."

3. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"The inhibitory glycine receptor is a member of the ligand-gated ion channel ... glycine activation of this receptor is antagonized by the convulsant ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"I.—Methyl Derivatives of Para-aminobenzoic Acid and of glycine. ... Constants for ja-aminobenzoic i acid, glycine, and some of its methyl derivatives had ..."

5. The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats: Complete in One Volume by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats (1829)
"What ï glycine. My own conscience, For having fed my jealousy and envy With a plot, ... glycine. Could I look up to her dear countenance, And say her nay? ..."

6. Physiological Chemistry by Karl Gotthelf Lehmann (1855)
"glycine dissolves •unchanged in the mineral acids, and in alkaline solutions, ... Sulphate of copper and potash yield with glycine a deep blue solution from ..."

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