essential amino acid

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essential amino acid

[i′sen·chəl ə′mē·nō ‚as·əd]
(biochemistry)
Any of eight of the 20 naturally occurring amino acids that are indispensable for optimum animal growth but cannot be formed in the body and must be supplied in the diet.
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To establish ideal protein ratio, it is necessary to determine required digestible levels of all essential AAs (Moore et al.
cerevisae can be recommended due to a sharp increase in cysteine, an essential AA that is present in lower concentration in SBM (Song et al.
Among the essential AAs, leucine has the highest concentration, followed by lysine, isoleucine, valine, threonine, tyrosine, phenylalanine and histidine.
For essential AA, the SID for all AA in fish meal were greater than in Prosin and Protide (p < 0.
2010), who found that FSBM and SPC contained higher protein, most of essential AA, and lower soybean antigen proteins than untreated raw SBM.
The AA proportion of the mixture was calculated based on the optimum essential AA composition (Fraser et al.