[ UK /tɹˈɪptɒfən/ ]
  1. an amino acid that occurs in proteins; is essential for growth and normal metabolism; a precursor of niacin
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How To Use tryptophan In A Sentence

  • Contents of glutamine, asparagine, methionine, and tryptophan in the tissues were not determined by this method.
  • It contains lashings of tryptophan, which helps to relax the body when you want to go to sleep. The Sun
  • Foods high in arylalkylamines (tryptophan, tyrosine, tyramine, and phenylalanine) have also been implicated in triggering IC symptoms.
  • Ultraviolet induced photodegradation of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) microsomal and soluble protein tryptophanyl residues in vitro. Effects of ultraviolet-B on forest vegetation in the Arctic
  • Tryptophan is an amino acid that serves as a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin.
  • Additionally, both any putative aggregation pattern and the exact disposition of the interfacial tryptophans may differ for this conformer.
  • We now know that a niacin or tryptophan deficiency causes pellagra.
  • Key essential amino acids are valine, leucine, isoleucine, tryptophan and methionine.
  • Furthermore, we reported that a pharmacologic inhibitor of IDO, 1-methyl tryptophan, induced maternal rejection of allogeneic but not syngeneic murine fetuses.
  • The hormones cortisol, serotonin and tryptophan may be affected by sunlight, as well.
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