Meaning of ARGININE (ARG) in English

ARGININE (ARG)

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(R, C 6 H 14 N 4 O 2 )An essential amino acid and building block of proteins. Arginine acts as a base under physiological conditions; the double-bonded nitrogen on the end of the side chain readily captures a hydrogen ion, becoming positively charged. This charged side group makes arginine hydrophilic .

General chemistry English glossary.      Английский глоссарий общей химии.