Asparagine

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Asparagine is a non-essential amino acid. Its abbreviations are Asn or N, and its codons are AAU or AAC.

It provides an important site for asparagine-linked glycosylation (N-glycosylation) within peptides [1].


Synthesis

                          (transaminase)                                (asparagine synthase)

Oxaloacetate                   ⇒                        Aspartate                  ⇒                     Asparagine

                 glutamate   →  alpha-ketoglutarate               glutamine  →     glutamate

                                                                                     ATP   →  AMP + PPi


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References

Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., & Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.


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