Phenylalanine

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid which has many important functions in the body. It helps in the synthesis of proteins and is essential for the production of neurotransmitters, hormones, and enzymes. It is important for the functioning of the brain and nervous system, muscle maintenance, and growth. It is especially important in the development of fetuses and infants, as well as individuals with phenylketonuria (PKU). Phenylalanine can be found in a variety of foods, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, nuts, and seeds. It can also be taken as a dietary supplement.


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.