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LP15931-6TryptophanActive

Descriptions

LP15931-6   Tryptophan
Tryptophan is an amino acid and essential in human nutrition. It is one of the 20 amino acids in the genetic code (codon UGG). Only the L-stereoisomer appears in mammalian protein, however the D-stereoisomer is occasionally found in natural materials (for example, the marine venom peptide contryphan). Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Tryptophan (Wikipedia)

LP15931-6   Tryptophan
An essential amino acid that is necessary for normal growth in infants and for NITROGEN balance in adults. It is a precursor of INDOLE ALKALOIDS in plants. It is a precursor of SEROTONIN (hence its use as an antidepressant and sleep aid). It can be a precursor to NIACIN, albeit inefficiently, in mammals. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

LP15931-6   Tryptophan
Tryptophoan (or L-tryptophan) is an amino acid, a protein building block that can be found in many plant and animal proteins. L-tryptophan is called an "essential" amino acid because the body can't make it. It must be acquired from food. L-tryptophan is used for insomnia, sleep apnea, depression, anxiety, facial pain, a severe form of premenstrual syndrome called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), smoking cessation, grinding teeth during sleep (bruxism), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette's syndrome, and to improve athletic performance. L-tryptophan is naturally found in animal and plant proteins. L-tryptophan is considered an essential amino acid because our bodies can't make it. It is important for the development and functioning of many organs in the body. After absorbing L-tryptophan from food, our bodies convert it to 5-HTP (5-hyrdoxytryptophan), and then to serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that transmits signals between nerve cells. It also causes blood vessels to narrow. Changes in the level of serotonin in the brain can alter mood. Source: Medline Plus, MedlinePlus: L-tryptophan

Basic Part Properties

Name
Tryptophan
Type
Component
Created On
2000-05-04
Construct for LOINC Short Name
Tryptophan

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Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
色氨酸
Synonyms: B 吲哚基丙氨酸;Beta 吲哚基丙氨酸;L-色氨酸;Trp;β吲哚基丙氨酸
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
tryptofaan
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Trüptopfaan
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Tryptophane
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Tryptophane
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Triptofano
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Триптофан
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Triptófano
Synonyms: L-Triptófano
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Triptofan