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*a [[phenol]] derived aspartate acid precursor
 
*a [[phenol]] derived aspartate acid precursor
 
*a ligand for the synthesis of aspartame when combined to [[acesulfame]].
 
*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, therefore excess phenylalanine is converted
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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).
to a ketone . Ph-CH2-C=(R)
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=== See also ===
 
=== See also ===
  
 
* Potassium benzoate
 
* Potassium benzoate
 
* [[Aspartame]]
 
* [[Aspartame]]

Revision as of 05:45, 22 February 2013

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