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Lysine is one of the 20 amino acids normally found in proteins. With its 4-aminobutyl side-chain, it is classified as a basic amino acid, along with arginine and histidine. It is an essential amino acid, and the human nutritional requirement is 1€"1.5 g daily. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Lysine (Wikipedia)

An essential amino acid often added to animal feed. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Lysine is an essential basic amino acid that plays a major role in calcium absorption and the production of hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. Lack of lysine can result in niacin deficiency and cause the pellagra. Other diseases associated with lysine include hyperlysinemia, lysine intolerance, carbamoyl phosphate synthetase deficiency, and saccharopinuria (saccharopine is an intermediate in the metabolism of lysine). Source: Regenstrief Institute

Lysine is a primary marker for hyperlysinemia and secondary marker for pyruvate carboxylase deficiency. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 赖氨酸
Synonyms: 2,6-二氨基已酸;Lys;氨基已氨酸;溶细胞素
fr-CA French (Canada) Lysine
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Lüsiin
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Lisina
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tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Lizin
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Лизин
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