Amino Acids - Nutrition

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Amino Acids
This section is part of Protein

Amino acids are the structural components of proteins in all plants, animals and fungi. Amino acids are considered either indispensable (essential) or dispensable (non-essential).

  • Essential amino acids are those that are required pre-formed in the diet as the animal either lacks the metabolic pathway to synthesise the given amino acid or is unable to make sufficient quantities for growth and normal physiologic/biochemical functions.
  • Non-essential amino acids are those that can be produced endogenously from available nitrogen and carbon sources.


Section Content:

Amino Acids Overview
Methionine and Cysteine
Taurine
Arginine
Lysine
Phenylalanine and Tyrosine
Branched-Chain Amino Acids
Histidine
Threonine
Tryptophan


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