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(Science: amino acid) Is synthesised by the body from the amino acids glycine or threonine. Its production requires adequate amounts of B-7 (niacin), B-6 and folic acid. It is needed for the metabolism of fats and fatty acids, muscle growth and a healthy immune system. It aides in the production of immunoglobulins and antibodies. It is a constituent of brain proteins and nerve coverings. It is important in the formation of cell membranes, involved in the metabolism of purines and pyrimidines and muscle synthesis. It is also used in cosmetics as a skin moisturizer. Serine is abundant in meats and dairy products, wheat gluten, peanuts and soy products, all of which are common allergens. There is some concern that elevated serine levels can cause immune suppression and psychological symptoms as in cerebral allergies.

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Newbie question about the first life

... structural elements (building blocks for organic tissue) or b) enzymes (biocatalysts). An example of this would be the synthesis of the amino acid serine in the primitive atmosphere, thus: two molecules of formaldehyde condense to form glycoaldehyde, which Strecker synthesis could have converted ...

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Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:21 am
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Topic: Newbie question about the first life
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Re: how to memorize the amino acid

... of glycine. Glycine is of course an exception. Proline as well, since it is an imino acid. Alanine is the "basic" amino acid. Now, serine and cysteine are hydroxy- and thiol derivatives. Valine and leucine are dimethyl and isopropyl derivatives. Isoleucine is not iso- for no reason, ...

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by JackBean
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:52 am
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Topic: how to memorize the amino acid
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Edman Degradation Problem

... ___________________________________________________________________ A) Protease I: Only between asparagine and threonine Protease II: Between Serine and cysteine, serine and threonine, and asaparagine and cysteine? (is this possible? I came to this conclusion by just examining the amino acids ...

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by pinkerpikachu
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Edman Degradation Problem
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Re: I need some help on these question

... hydrophobic, works as energy storage phospholipids - so, two fatty acids, glycerol, phosphoric acid and some other component (i.e. ethanolamine, serine etc.), amphiphillic, makes biological membranes steroids - well, made from steroids :lol: Rigid and mostly lipophillic, components of biological ...

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by JackBean
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: I need some help on these question
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mitochondrial inheritance questions

... a uniparental-maternal fashion in mammals) a: the females who had offspring without hearing loss were heteroplasmic b: there are two mitochondrial serine tRNA genes. The other tRNA gene sometimes compensates for the loss of function in the mutant tRNA gene. c: Biparental inheritance of mitochondrial ...

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by geneticsquest
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: mitochondrial inheritance questions
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