Phenylalanine

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*a hydrophobic and aromatic amino acid
*a hydrophobic and aromatic amino acid
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*a [[phenol]] derived aspartate acid precursor
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*a ligand for the synthesis of aspartame when combined to [[acesulfame]].
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*a "phenylketonuric" compound associated to PKU or [[phenylketonuria]] disease, a group of symptoms associated to mental retardation and cognitive impairments in the brain, where excess phenylalanine is converted to a ketone in the CNS periphery (Central Nervous System).
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=== See also ===
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* Potassium benzoate
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* [[Aspartame]]

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Phenylalanine (Phe, F) ("Fenylalanine")

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  • a hydrophobic and aromatic amino acid
  • a phenol derived aspartate acid precursor
  • a ligand for the synthesis of aspartame when combined to acesulfame.
  • a "phenylketonuric" compound associated to PKU or phenylketonuria disease, a group of symptoms associated to mental retardation and cognitive impairments in the brain, where excess phenylalanine is converted to a ketone in the CNS periphery (Central Nervous System).

See also

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