Similar term(s): Phenyl-L-alanine, Phe.
Found in proteins, phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that we absorb
from the protein we eat. Humans require phenylalanine for protein metabolism and
children also require it for growth. Phenylalanine is converted into tyrosine in
the body. Tyrosine is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters.
Amino acid(s) - Metabolism
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