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Leu

A term for the currencies of Moldova and Romania. See also: MDL, New leu.
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The isotope enrichment (M3/M0 measured-- M3/M0 background) was divided by the number of leucines in the fragment peptides (3 for CETP and 2 for PCSK9) and was converted to enrichment: (M3/M0/n)/{1 + [(M3/M0/n)/100]}.
Also, authors such as Flier (2006) have demonstrated that BCAA, especially leucine, can act on central receptors and signal anorexigen peptide synthesis, probably via mTOR.
Leucine for retention of lean mass on a hypocaloric diet.
Whey protein, which makes up about 20 percent of the protein in milk (the rest is casein), has the highest concentration of leucine compared to other proteins, says Katsanos.
Leucine isn't produced naturally by the body, but is found in protein-rich food such as beef, chicken, fish, dairy produce and eggs.
HEALTHY: High in leucine, eggs can help some people lose weight
Measurement of protein synthesis by soil bacterial assemblages with the leucine incorporation technique.
Incorporation of several metabolites as well as leucine and glucose into bacterial cells was investigated according to a previously reported method (Sato et al.
Isovaleric acidemia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of leucine catabolism.
Intravenous infusions of leucine and glutamine were given in the post-absorptive state.
Fusion peptides consisting of N- and C-terminal fragments of murine DHFR fused to-GCN4 leucine zipper sequences were coexpressed in Escherichia coli grown in minimal medium, where the endogenous DHFR activity was inhibited with trimethoprim.
Leucine is found in walnuts, eggs, beef, wheat flower and spinach.