Term: asparagin (Asn N)
Literally meaning: “pertaining to asparagus”
Origin: Anc Greek
ελλ ἀσπάραγος (plant)/asparagos(asparagus) >σπαργάω/spargao(=to vigor)
Asparagine was isolated in 1806 by French chemist Louis Nicolas Vaquelin (1763-1829) and named by French chemist Pierre Jean Robiquet(1785-1838) because it was isolated by asparagus juice. The name of aspartic acid was subsequently given in 1927 by Plisson to the acid obtained heating asparagine with lead hydroxide.
Asparagine is a non essential amino acid which is important for nervous system and ammonia formation.