An amino acid, among the 20 blocks of necessary protein. A amino acid that is not necessary to the person diet, aspartic acid had been discovered in protein in 1868. It offers a role as a neurotransmitter. Symbol: Asp.
a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and occurring obviously in sugar beets and sugar-cane
Ital., 1887, 17, p. 126; 1888, 18, p. 457) synthesized the asparagines from the monomethyl ester of inactive aspartic acid by heating it with alcoholic ammonia.