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Phenylalanine

Similar term(s): Phenyl-L-alanine, Phe.

Definition:

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.

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Related words:

Amino acid(s) - Metabolism

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Translation(s):

Español: Fenilalanina
Français: Phénylalanine

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