Version 2.77

Part Description

LP15730-2   Methionine
Methionine is an essential nonpolar amino acid, and a lipotropic. Methionine and cysteine are the only sulfur-containing proteinogenic amino acids. The methionine derivative S-adenosyl methionine (SAM) serves as a methyl donor. Methionine plays a role in cysteine, carnitine and taurine synthesis by the transsulfuration pathway, lecithin production, the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine and other phospholipids. Improper conversion of methionine can lead to atherosclerosis. Methionine, a chelating agent, is one of only two amino acids encoded by a single codon (AUG) in the standard genetic code (tryptophan, encoded by UGG, is the other). The codon AUG is also significant, in that it carries the Start message for a ribosome to begin protein translation from mRNA. As a consequence, methionine is incorporated into the N-terminal position of all proteins in eukaryotes and archaea during translation, although it is usually removed by post-translational modification. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Methionine (Wikipedia)

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Additional Names

Short Name
Methionine Ur-sCnc
Display Name
Methionine (U) [Moles/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Methionine, Urine

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.00
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Common Test Rank Get Info

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
74514-1 Amino acids panel [Moles/volume] - Urine

Member of these Groups Get Info

LOINC Group Group Name
LG49919-0 Methionine|Pt|Urine|149.21 g/mole
LG35466-8 Methionine|SCnc|Urine

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
de-DE German (Germany) Methionin:Stoffmengenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Urin:Quantitativ:
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) metionina:concentración de sustancia:punto en el tiempo:orina:cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Metionina:Concentración de sustancia:Punto temporal:Orina:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Metionina:Concentración de sustancias:Punto temporal:Orina:Cuantitativo:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Metioniin:SCnc:Pt:U:Qn:
Synonyms: Aine kontsentratsioon Juhuslik Kvantitatiivne Uriin
fr-CA French (Canada) Méthionine:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Urine:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Méthionine:Moles/Volume:Ponctuel:Urine:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Méthionine:Concentration de substance:Temps ponctuel:Urine:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Metionina:SCnc:Pt:Urine:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Sostanza Punto nel tempo (episodio)
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 메티오닌:물질농도:검사시점:뇨:정량:
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) methionine:mol/volume:moment:urine:kwantitatief:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Metionina:SCnc:Pt:Urina:Qn:
Synonyms: Met; Substance concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; Ur; UR; Urn; UA; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Chemistry
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Метионин:МолКонц:ТчкВрм:Моча:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Молярность;Молярная объёмная концентрация Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Metiyonin:SubKons:Zmlı:İdrar:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 蛋氨酸:物质的量浓度:时间点:尿液:定量型:
Synonyms: Met;甲硫基丁氨酸;甲硫氨酸 克分子浓度;克分子浓度(单位体积);摩尔浓度;摩尔浓度(单位体积);物质的量浓度(单位体积) 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 尿;小便;下泉 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间

Example Units

Unit Source
nmol/mL Example UCUM Units

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