N-Methylglycine; an intermediate in the metabolism of choline; it can donate a methyl group to tetrahydrofolate, yielding N5,N10-methylenetetrahydrofolate; demethylation by s. dehydrogenase yields formaldehyde, glycine, and a reduced acceptor; elevated in certain inherited disorders.
- s. dehydrogenase an enzyme that cleaves s. using some acceptor to produce glycine, formaldehyde, and a reduced acceptor molecule; a deficiency of this enzyme will result in sarcosinemia.

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sar·co·sine 'sär-kə-.sēn, -sən n a sweetish crystalline amino acid C3H7NO2 formed by the decomposition of creatine or made synthetically

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sar·co·sine (sahrґko-sēn) an amino acid occurring as an intermediate in the metabolism of choline in the kidney and liver; it is normally not detectable in human blood or urine.

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  • sarcosine — [saʀkozin] n. f. ÉTYM. 1876, in P. Larousse; de sarco , et ine. ❖ ♦ Chim., biol. Dérivé méthylé du glycocolle présent dans les muscles, résultant de la dégradation de certains acides aminés et de la créatine …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sarcosine — sarkozinas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃NHCH₂COOH santrumpa( os) Sar atitikmenys: angl. sarcosine rus. саркозин ryšiai: sinonimas – metilaminoetano rūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sarcosine — /sahr keuh seen , sin/, n. Chem. a crystalline compound, C3H7NO2, with a sweet taste, soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol: used in the manufacture of toothpaste, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. [ < G Sarkosin (1847), appar. irregular… …   Universalium

  • sarcosine — noun The amino acid N methyl glycine; it is present in most tissue, and has a number of industrial applications …   Wiktionary

  • sarcosine — (sar ko zi n ) s. f. Substance que l on retire d une solution de créatine …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sarcosine — sar·co·sine …   English syllables

  • sarcosine — noun a sweetish crystalline amino acid • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid …   Useful english dictionary

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