from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A protamine, C36H69O7N10, similar in general properties to salmine. It is found in the testicles of the sturgeon.
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The sturine obtained from sturgeon roe contains for ex-ample all four of the previously mentioned nitrogen-rich groups of the protein molecule: two diamino acids of which one is combined with the amidine groups, and in addition, histidine.