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2018 Price of L-Lysine
Cayston 75 mg inhal solution
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What is L-Lysine
L-Lysine (abbreviated as Lys or K) is an .-amino acid with the chemical formula HO2CCH(NH2)(CH2)4NH2. This amino acid is an essential amino acid, which means that humans cannot synthesize it. Its codons are AAA and AAG. L-Lysine is a base, as are arginine and histidine. The .-amino group often participates in hydrogen bonding and as a general base in catalysis. Common posttranslational modifications include methylation of the .-amino group, giving methyl-, dimethyl-, and trimethyllysine. The latter occurs in calmodulin. Other posttranslational modifications include acetylation. Collagen contains hydroxylysine which is derived from lysine by lysyl hydroxylase. O-Glycosylation of lysine residues in the endoplasmic reticulum or Golgi apparatus is used to mark certain proteins for secretion from the cell.
L-Lysine mechanism of action
Proteins of the herpes simplex virus are rich in L-arginine, and tissue culture studies indicate an enhancing effect on viral replication when the amino acid ratio of L-arginine to L-lysine is high in the tissue culture media. When the ratio of L-lysine to L-arginine is high, viral replication and the cytopathogenicity of herpes simplex virus have been found to be inhibited. L-lysine may facilitate the absorption of calcium from the small intestine.
Dosage forms of L-Lysine
2.5% Travasol Amino Acid Injection With Electrolytes In 10% Dextrose
(S)-2,6-diaminohexanoic acid (S)-lysine
Baxter Corporation Clintec Nutrition Division
Humans and other mammals
Indication of L-Lysine
Supplemental L-lysine has putative anti-herpes simplex virus activity. There is preliminary research suggesting that it may have some anti-osteoporotic activity.
Toxicity of L-Lysine
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