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Question 1: Aspartic acid is, together with ________, classified as an acidic amino acid with a pKa of 4.0.
GlutamineDizocilpineNitrous oxideGlutamic acid

Question 2: The L-isomer of aspartate is one of the 20 ________ amino acids, i.e., the building blocks of proteins.
ProlineCysteineProteinogenic amino acidMethionine

Question 3: Vegetable sources: sprouting seeds, oat flakes, avocado, ________[citation needed], young sugarcane, and molasses from sugar beets.
United StatesFolic acidSpanish languageAsparagus

Question 4: Aspartate (the conjugate base of aspartic acid) stimulates ________, though not as strongly as the amino acid neurotransmitter glutamate does.
Glutamate receptorNMDA receptor5-HT3 receptor5-HT receptor

Question 5: [5] It serves as an excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain and is an ________.
Alzheimer's diseaseExcitotoxicityGlutamate receptorGlutamic acid

Question 6: Aspartic acid is not an ________, which means that it can be synthesized from central metabolic pathway intermediates in humans.
Glutamic acidMethionineEssential amino acidLysine

Question 7: Aspartic acid (abbreviated as Asp or D; Asx or B represent either aspartic acid or asparagine)[2] is an α-________ with the chemical formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH2CO2H.
Amino acidMetabolismAmino acid synthesisL-DOPA

Question 8: The sweetener ________ (NutraSweet, Equal, Canderel, etc.)
SucraloseAspartameSaccharinAcesulfame potassium

Question 9: ________, either as aspartic acid itself or salts (such as magnesium aspartate)
HerbalismVitaminDietary supplementWolfberry

Question 10: Aspartate is non-essential in ________, being produced from oxaloacetate by transamination.
PrimateMammalMammal classificationEven-toed ungulate


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