Definition of aspartate in English:

aspartate

noun

  • A salt or ester of aspartic acid.

    • ‘The protonation state of the catalytic aspartates was determined theoretically.’
    • ‘The negative charge of the aspartate side chain at 586 may therefore contribute to the electrostatic potential.’
    • ‘The largest contributions to the ligand-receptor energy are provided by aspartates and glutamates in the selectivity filter and carboxyl residues in the outer ring.’
    • ‘Mutations of aspartates and glutamates were done by substitution of the carboxyl group by the amide group.’
    • ‘The phosphate is then transferred to an aspartate residue in a response regulator domain.’

Pronunciation:

aspartate

/əˈspɑːteɪt/