Noun Valine Definition and Examples


Noun:

Valine

Pronunciation:

/ˈveɪliːn/

Definition:
1.

noun

An amino acid which is a constituent of most proteins. It is an essential nutrient in the diet of vertebrates.
  1. 'Sickle cell anemia is caused by the replacement of glutamate by valine at the sixth position of the [beta] globin chain.'
  2. 'In sickle cell disease, the amino acid valine is substituted for glutamic acid in the beta-hemoglobin chain of hemoglobin.'


noun, Biochemistry.

1. an essential amino acid, (CH 3) 2 CHCH(NH 2)COOH, white, crystalline, and water-soluble, present in most plant and animal proteins, required for growth. Symbol:V.Abbreviation:Val;


Examples:

"valines can be in people/places/organizations."
"valines can release to people/places/organizations."

Origin:
Early 20th century: from val(eric acid) + -ine.

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