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 But beans are rich in lysine and can be included in a seitan dish, or eaten at other times. NBC News, "5 sneaky ways to get more protein in your diet — without eating meat," 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, "Tap water treated with chlorine may produce toxic carcinogens, study suggests," 3 Feb. 2020 Seitan is not a complete protein, lacking the essential amino acid lysine. NBC News, "5 sneaky ways to get more protein in your diet — without eating meat," 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, "Does It Make a Difference if You Get Your Protein from Plants or Animals?," 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, "Here's What Actually Happens in Your Body When You Eat Protein," 20 June 2019 Cocktails include vitamin C, B12, magnesium, calcium, B5, glutamine, zinc, arginine, glutathione, or lysine. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "Hungover? This place on Mass Ave. will inject you with a remedy," 31 May 2018 There isn’t much valid scientific evidence to support L-lysine and bromelain’s flu-busting abilities, Dr. Adalja says. Korin Miller, SELF, "We Asked Infectious Disease Experts to Rank 5 Flu-Prevention Products," 20 Mar. 2018 Nurofen Back Pain, Nurofen Period Pain, Nurofen Migraine Pain and Nurofen Tension Headache all contain 342mg of ibuprofen lysine. Elisabeth Perlman, Newsweek, "Nurofen Manufacturer's Headache," 13 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of lysine

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 2 Jul. 2020.

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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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