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α-aminoisobutyric acid

Pronunciation: ă-mē′nō-ī′sō-bū-tēr′ik as′id

Definition: a synthetic amino acid useful in the study of amino acid transport across cell membranes and in the study of cytokine effects; it is not metabolized by the cell.

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