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Asparagine (abbreviated ASN or N) is one of the 20 most common and yet non-essential amino acid. It has carboxamide as the side chain 's functional group. A reaction between asparagine and reducing sugars or reactive carbonyls produces acrylamide (acrylic amide) in food when heated to sufficient temperature. These occur primarilly in baked goods such as french fries, potato chips, and roasted coffee. Asparagine was first isolated in 1806 from asparagus juice, in which it is abundant--hence its name--becoming the first amino acid to be isolated. The smell observed in the urine of some individuals after their consumption of asparagus is attributed to a byproduct of the metabolic breakdown of asparagine, asparagine-amino-succinic-acid monoamide. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Asparagine (Wikipedia)

A non-essential amino acid that is involved in the metabolic control of cell functions in nerve and brain tissue. It is synthesized from aspartic acid and ammonia by asparagine synthetase. (From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed) Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Asparagine is a hydrophilic amino acid with uncharged polar groups that represents the storage form of ammonia in tissues. Found in asparagus, asparagine is closely related to aspartic acid and is required for protein synthesis and peptide hormone production. Low levels may indicate magnesium deficiency. Information from Metametrix Clinical Laboratory. 2006 12 26. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 天冬酰胺
Synonyms: Alpha 氨基丁二酸一酰胺;Alpha-氨基丁二酸一酰胺;Asn;a氨基丁二酸一酰胺;天冬酰胺酸;天门冬氨;天门冬素;天门冬酰胺;天门冬醯胺酸;天门科素;氨羰丙氨酸
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