aspartase a·spar·tase (ə-spär’tās’, -tāz’)
An enzyme found in various bacteria, yeasts, and plants that catalyzes the conversion of aspartic acid to fumaric acid by removing ammonia and catalyzes the reverse reaction by adding ammonia. Also called aspartate ammonialyase.
- Aspartate aminotransferase
aspartate aminotransferase aspartate aminotransferase n. AST.
a salt or ester formed from . aspartate a·spar·tate (ə-spär’tāt) n. A salt of aspartic acid. An ester of aspartic acid.
- Aspartic acid
a nonessential amino acid, C 4 H 7 NO 4 , produced by the hydrolysis of asparagine and proteins, found chiefly in young sugar cane and sugar-beet molasses, and used in the preparation of culture media and as a dietary supplement. Symbol: D. Abbreviation: Asp; noun a nonessential amino acid that is a component of […]
c470–410 b.c, Athenian courtesan, mistress of Pericles. Historical Examples One of these was Aspasia, the friend of the famous Pericles, who later made her his wife. Woman and Socialism August Bebel Aspasia sank on the couch, and bowed her head upon her hands. Philothea Lydia Maria Child How many monarchs are forgotten while Aspasia is […]