essential amino acid

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an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize

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The contents of essential amino acids in the kernels were compared with the requirements stated by the WHO, and the findings indicate that Adansonia digitata and Sclerocarya birrea kernels can provide good, cheap sources of protein, especially when combined with foods with high lysine content.
According to the NRC (1994) an ideal balance between essential amino acid and no-essential amino acid concentrations (EAA:NEAA) is important for efficient protein use in chickens.
Moreover, favorable balance of all the essential amino acids, especially, branched-chain amino acids (luecine, isoleucin, and valine) were found in both casein and whey proteins.
The essential amino acid lysine acts as precursor of glutamate in the mammalian central nervous system.
Whey protein isolate contain isoleucine (61 mg/g), leucine (122 mg/g), lysine (102 mg/g), methionine (33 mg/g), phenylalanine (30 mg/g), threonine (68 mg/g), tryptophan (18 mg/g) andvaline (59 mg/g) as essential amino acids (Hulmi et al.
Caseinates contain all essential amino acids and are rich in L-glutamine, which is essential for muscle building.
2006), affirm that even with supplementation of essential amino acids, too much reduction of protein may lead to a situation where part of the essential amino acids is diverted to the synthesis of non-essential amino acids due to lack of non-specific nitrogen for this process, thus reducing body protein deposition and animal performance.
The profile of essential amino acids in each selected product was determined by using ion-exchange chromatography with automatic Amino Acid Analyzer, (Hitachi L8500, Tokyo, Japan) following (Adeyeye and Afolabi, 2004).
The existence of this second pathway might one day allow scientists to increase a plant's production of this essential amino acid.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Purdue University scientists have defined a hidden second option plants have for making an essential amino acid that could be the first step in boosting plants' nutritional value and improving biofuel production potential.
Like L-Threonine, L-Valine is also an essential amino acid.
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that muscle cannot oxidize.
Among its multiple health benefits, lysine--an essential amino acid that is also abundant in Nutralys pea protein--helps to maintain the correct nitrogenous balance in lean tissues, as well as healthy blood vessels.
Methionine is an essential amino acid and cysteine is not.