Histidine is an essential amino acid that plays a key role in human health. It is used in the synthesis of proteins, which help create and maintain all tissues in the body. Histidine is also a precursor to other molecules, such as histamine, which is involved in a variety of bodily functions including the immune response, gastric secretions and digestion. In addition, it helps the body maintain proper pH levels and plays a role in the transport of heavy metals. As a result, proper levels of histidine are vital for the prevention of many serious health problems. It is found in many foods such as meat, fish, eggs, grains and other plant-based proteins.

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.