Definitions for "hydroxyproline"
Keywords:  hyp, proline, amino, hydroxyl, collagen
A crystalline amino acid (C5H9NO3), a hydroxylated proline, obtained by hydrolysis of gelatin or collagen. Chemically it is 4-hydroxy-L-proline. It is classified as nonessential for growth in rats.
An amino acid that is abundant in collagen.
A collagen constituent. May serve as a surrogate for collagen breakdown when assessing bone turnover.