Meaning of ALANINE in English

Either of two organic compounds.

Alpha-alanine is one of the nonessential proteins and particularly abundant in fibroin, the protein in {{link=silk">silk . It is used in research and as a dietary supplement. Beta-alanine is a naturally occurring amino acid not found in proteins. It is an important constituent of the vitamin pantothenic acid and is used in its synthesis, as well as in biochemical research, electroplating, and organic synthesis.

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