What is the difference between Threonine and Threonate?

The difference between threonine and threonate

is that “threonine” is an essential amino acid C4H19NO3 found in most animal proteins and “threonate” is a salt or ester of threonic acid.

threonine

threonate

Noun

  • (biochemistry) An essential amino acid C4H19NO3 found in most animal proteins.

Synonyms

  • Thr

Noun

  • A salt or ester of threonic acid.