serine

[ser-een, -in, seer-]
noun Biochemistry.
a crystalline amino acid, HOCH 2 CH(NH 2 )COOH, found in many proteins and obtained by the hydrolysis of sericin, the protein constituting silk gum. Abbreviation: Ser; Symbol: S

Origin:
1875–80; ser(um) + -ine2

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serine (ˈsɛriːn, ˈsɪəriːn, -rɪn)
 
n
a sweet-tasting amino acid that is synthesized in the body and is involved in the synthesis of cysteine; 2-amino-3-hydroxypropanoic acid. Formula: CH2(OH)CH(NH2)COOH
 
[C19: from sericin + -ine²]

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serine ser·ine (sěr'ēn')
n.
Abbr. Ser
An amino acid that is a common constituent of many proteins.

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serine   (sěr'ēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A nonessential amino acid. Chemical formula: C3H7NO3. See more at amino acid.
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There are three amino acids encoded by six different codons serine, leucine, arginine.
Serine proteases act by cleaving other proteins at specific sites.
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