1 of or resembling a goose
2 having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books" [syn: dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike]
Etymologyfrom Latin anser, "goose"
- Pertaining to geese.
Anserine (beta-alanyl-N-methylhistidine) is a dipeptide found in the skeletal muscle and brain of mammals. It is an antioxidant and helps reduce fatigue. The pKa of the imidazole ring of histidine, when contained in anserine, is 7.04, making it an effective buffer at physiologic pH.
anserine in German: Anserin
anserine in Polish: Anseryna