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A crystalline amino acid that occurs in the body as a product of the metabolism of creatine.
- ‘Abalone ovaries were homogenized in a Waring blender in solution D (4 M guanidinium thiocyanate, 25 mM Na citrate [pH 7], 0.5% sarcosine, and 0.5 M ß-mercaptoethanol) as previously described.’
- ‘However, the inhibition of 5 - ALA-ME uptake by sarcosine was marginal and not statistically significant.’
- ‘Elevated sarcosine indicates toxic exposures and/or folate deficiency.’
- ‘Fifty microliters of sarcosine were added and the cells were incubated on ice for an additional 15 min.’
- ‘Among non-renal cells, mouse hybridoma cells grew better in hyperosmotic media when given betaine, sarcosine, or dimethylglycine; protection increased with higher methylation.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek sarx, sark- flesh + -ine.
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