Meaning of GLYCINE in English

One of the nonessential

The simplest amino acid (NH 2 CH 2 COOH), it occurs in many proteins ; especially rich sources are silk fibroin and gelatin. It has a sweet taste and is used to reduce the bitter flavour of {{link=saccharin">saccharin . Other uses are in organic synthesis and biochemical research, as a nutrient and feed additive, and to retard rancidity in animal and vegetable fats.

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