glutamic acid

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(Glu, E)

An α-amino acid (147 Da) that is commonly found in proteins and is important in amino acid metabolism, being a precursor of glutamine, proline, and arginine. Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter and the product of its decarboxylation is the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

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