Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A nonessential amino acid, C5H10N2O3, occurring widely in plant and animal tissue and proteins and produced commercially for use in medicine and biochemical research.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A nonessential amino acid C5H10N2O3 found in most animal and plant proteins.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless crvstalline compound, H2N.CO. CH(NH2).CH2.CH2COOH, found, together with asparagin, widely distributed in the vegetable kingdom. It is deposited in slender needles. Also called A-glutamamide and, incorrectly, glutamin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism

Etymologies

glut(en) + amine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
gluta- +‎ amine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An enzyme called glutamine synthetase is a key actor in a biological cycle that regulates the balance.

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  • GABA is made from the amino acid glutamic acid, which in turn is derived either from another amino acid called glutamine, or from the sugar glucose.

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  • Medical, Inc. The patented drug treatment involves the oral administration of L-glutamine, which is the most common amino acid in the body.

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  • He thinks starving pancreatic tumors of food they can use for fuel - an amino acid called glutamine - just might crack that cancer cocoon.

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  • The patented drug treatment involves the oral administration of L-glutamine, which is the most common amino acid in the body.

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  • When I felt that we understood control of the red cell glycolytic system my attention returned to mechanism questions: ATP driven synthetases, reactions such as glutamine synthetase (gluamate + NH3 + ATP – glutamine + ADP + Pi) may be written to go in three steps: ATP + E -

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  • I don’t really think the glutamine is the issue, but it’s easy to test.

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  • NEAAs primarily consist of glucogenic amino acids such as glutamine and aspartate, while EAAs consist of ketogenic amino acids such as BCAAs and lysine.

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  • Critics, subsequently having them be associated with anabolic steroids, have also targeted other dietary enhancements such as glutamine and protein powder.

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  • However, creatine and other supplements, such as glutamine and protein powder are used by Paly athletes on a regular basis to enhance their athletic performence.

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