a method used to date an organic geological or archaeological specimen, as a fossil or mummified body, by determining how much change has occurred in the amino-acid structure of that specimen.
- Amino acid dehydrogenase
amino acid dehydrogenase amino acid dehydrogenase n. Any of various enzymes that catalyze the deamination of amino acids to keto acids.
- Amino acid oxidase
amino acid oxidase amino acid oxidase n. An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidative deamination of an amino acid to a keto acid.
- Amino acid sequence
noun the unique sequence of amino acids that characterizes a given protein
- Amino acids
any of a class of organic compounds that contains at least one amino group, –NH 2 , and one carboxyl group, –COOH: the alpha-amino acids, RCH(NH 2)COOH, are the building blocks from which proteins are constructed. Historical Examples A moment ago we saw that in the case of the amino acids the nitrogen is removed […]