any of several isomers of a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble amino acid, CH 3 CH(NH 2)COOH, found in many proteins and produced synthetically: used chiefly in biochemical research. Symbol: A.
Abbreviation: Ala;
a nonessential aliphatic amino acid that occurs in many proteins

alanine al·a·nine (āl’ə-nēn’)
Abbr. Ala
A crystalline amino acid that is a constituent of many proteins.
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C3H7NO2. See more at amino acid.


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