An alpha-amino acid. L form of aspartic acid is a part of human proteins. It is not an essential amino acid because it can be produced from oxaloacetate, ornithine and citrulline in the human body.

ASPARTIC ACID: "Aspartic acid is classified as an acidic amino acid because it required low pH (3.9) for optimal activity. "

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