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  • n. Plural form of glutamate.

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  • Scientists have known for some time that a group of enzymes can indirectly affect what goes on inside cilia by adding unusually branched chains of amino acids, known as glutamates, onto certain spots of the tubulin proteins that make up the microtubules.

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  • Umami -- which is the flavor receptor that MSG makes ring bells and whistles -- is simple a response to the amino acids or glutamates in foods, which not suprisingly reside in salty, aged, and or fermented foods like anchovies.

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  • Happy Meals craveability Meanwhile, glutamates turn out to be deeply implicated in the subjective characteristic that the food industry has dubbed "craveability."

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  • Zarate recounted the evidence that the glutamates, a group of neurotransmitters affected by ketamine, “play an important role in the pathophysiology of depression.”

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  • The glutamate theory is a state-of-the art account that states that glutamates, and especially N-methyl-D-aspartate NMDA, are the ultimate beneficiaries of antidepressants, which means that changing serotonin metabolism is only the indirect means to changing NMDA metabolism.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • Free glutamates are responsible for the "umami effect", which makes foods taste good.

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  • Basically, you want to avoid glutamates whenever possible: glutamates occur naturally in food, but the unnaturally processed concentrated stuff is a neurotoxin!

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  • These are both good sources of glutamates the savory taste named umami and added richness and depth to the broth.

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  • We could bore you with the science of umami - the mysterious fifth taste - with its proteins, ribonucleotides and glutamates, or we could just assure you that to experience it is something that is beyond savoury, something better than good and infinitely more than delicious.

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  • Gourmands say umami defies description, but do say is caused the interaction of glutamates, a naturally occurring amino acid, with receptors on the tongue, and literally floods your mouth with flavour!

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