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Nε-trimethyllysine

Pronunciation: trī-meth′il-lī′sēn

Definition: An amino acid residue found in a number of proteins by the action of S-adenosyl-l-methionine on l-lysyl residues; upon release by proteolysis, Nε-trimethyllysine becomes the precursor of carnitine.

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