Meaning of GLUTAMIC ACID in English


One of the nonessential amino acids , closely related to glutamine .

The two constitute a substantial fraction of the amino acids in many protein s (10–20% in many cases and up to 45% in some plant proteins). An important metabolic intermediate as well as a neurotransmitter molecule in the central nervous system, glutamic acid finds uses in medicine and biochemical research. Its sodium salt is the food flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG).

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