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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The contents of essential amino acids in the kernels were compared with the amino acid requirement stated by the WHO for children aged 3-10 years [10].
The amino acids were expressed as percentages of total amino acids in each fish species for each mean live-weight and then the relevant ratios of essential amino acids were determined.
The correlation among the dietary essential amino acid profiles determined based on the ideal protein concept of Nile tilapia and colliroja was expressed using linear regression analysis, and each essential amino acid mean was compared using t-test (P < 0.
It was expected that supplementation with glutamate in diets with reduced CP would improve the egg weight, based on the greater amount of amino nitrogen available for the synthesis of non-essential amino acids (NEAA), sparing the essential amino acids (EAA) for protein synthesis in the animal organism.
It is also evident that flaxseed supplemented unleavened flat breads possessed higher contents of all the essential amino acids than the control unleavened flat breads.
Dietary proteins provide a source of the naturally occurring twenty amino acids, most importantly the nine essential amino acids.
7) found elevated protein synthesis in those consuming 6 gm of essential amino acids post-exercise in comparison to a control group.
In discussing dietary protein sources, protein quality refers to the content of essential amino acids in the feedstuff.
Dairy products, fish, poultry, beef, and other animal sources are called complete proteins because they are infused with 8-9 of the essential amino acid complex.
It contains 74% of the essential amino acid L-Histidine, shown to prevent cataracts in fish under practical farming conditions, said EFSA, which is recommending the product receive the European Union (EU) market authorisation sought by producer Kyowa Kyogo Ltd.
For those with PKU, the body is unable to produce an enzyme in the liver needed to convert the amino acid, phenylalanine into another essential amino acid, tyrosine.