lysine

noun
ly·​sine | \ ˈlī-ˌsēn How to pronounce lysine (audio) \

Definition of lysine

: a crystalline essential amino acid C6H14N2O2 obtained from the hydrolysis of various proteins

Examples of lysine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mutation is denominated E484K, meaning that the amino acid, glutamic acid (code letter E), has been replaced by another, lysine (code letter K), in position 484 of the genetic sequence of the spike protein. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, 21 Jan. 2021 Lysulin’s supplement contains vitamin C, zinc and lysine — all of which are available over the counter, though Lysulin has patented its particular blend. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2020 But beans are rich in lysine and can be included in a seitan dish, or eaten at other times. NBC News, 31 Jan. 2020 Prasse's team deployed a method that isn't typically used in water testing for their research, adding an amino acid akin to lysine, which is found in the human body, to chlorinated water. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2020 Seitan is not a complete protein, lacking the essential amino acid lysine. NBC News, 31 Jan. 2020 For example, grains are low in lysine, while beans and nuts are low in methionine, the FDA says. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 28 Aug. 2019 For instance, grains are low in an amino acid called lysine, while beans and nuts are low in methionine. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 20 June 2019 Cocktails include vitamin C, B12, magnesium, calcium, B5, glutamine, zinc, arginine, glutathione, or lysine. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, 31 May 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Lysine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lysine. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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lysine

noun
ly·​sine | \ ˈlī-ˌsēn How to pronounce lysine (audio) \

Medical Definition of lysine

: a crystalline essential amino acid C6H14N2O2 obtained from the hydrolysis of various proteins abbreviation Lys

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