Definition of tyrosine
: a phenolic amino acid C9H11NO3 that is a precursor of several important substances (such as epinephrine and melanin)
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Gleevec, known generically as imatinib, and Sutent, known generically as sunitinib, interfere with an enzyme called tyrosine kinase.
Studying tyrosine phosphorylation is convoluted, because the genetic mechanism for making phosphotyrosine is indirect.
Except, of course, rather than leveraging the byproducts of alcoholic fermentation, their yeast spit out tyrosine, an amino acid precursor to opioids.
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Medical Definition of tyrosine
: a phenolic amino acid C9H11NO3 that is a precursor of several important substances (as epinephrine and melanin)—abbreviation Tyr
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