Arginine is an amino acid, and one of the most important building blocks of proteins. It plays an essential role in many physiological processes, including the synthesis of nitric oxide, a gas that helps regulate blood pressure, as well as the metabolism of urea and other ammonia-containing compounds. Arginine is also important for cell signaling, immune system function, and wound healing. Additionally, arginine is used in the treatment of several conditions, including heart disease, erectile dysfunction, and mental health disorders. It can be found in a variety of foods, including red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, and whole grains.

From: International Journal of Amino Acids

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Editor: Julia Piccoli, University of Sao Paulo-UNESP
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Amino Acids encourages author to submit manuscripts to the journal for evaluation, from all fields of amino acid and protein research: analysis, separation, synthesis, biosynthesis, cross linking amino acids, racemization/enantiomers, modification of amino acids as phosphorylation, methylation, acetylation of amino acids.