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What is lysine?
Asked in Jurassic Park
What is lysine and why is it important in Jurassic Park?
Lysine is essential for growth and functionality. In Jurassic Park, the dinosaurs were on a strict, lysine rich diet and this prevented them from dying. However, the lysine contingency that Robert Muldon refers to is the fact that if the dinosaurs were to "escape", without this lysine rich diet, they would go into a coma and shortly die. This was probably for safety and copyright reasons (to prevent anybody from stealing Ingen's dinosaurs).
Asked in Biochemistry
Why does the lysine decarboxylase medium always turn yellow regardless of the ability to produce lysine decarboxylase?
Asked in Science, Scientists
What scientist discovered lysine?
Lysine is an amino acid not produced by the body, but essential to the growth of protein molecules in the body. It is necessary for tissue repair and growth, and for producing antibodies, enzymes, and hormones. Lysine is found in other protein sources, such as red meats, chicken, and turkey. Most individuals have an adequate intake of lysine; however lysine levels may be low in vegetarians and low-fat dieters. Without enough lysine or any other of the eight essential amino acids , the body cannot build protein to sustain muscle tissue.
Asked in Parenting and Children
Is lysine useful for increasing growth in children?
Does lysine really help children grow taller?Numerous studies in Japan have revealed the importance of lysine in promoting physical development in children. A study conducted in Japan has proved it by giving a supplement containing 0.5g L-lysine HCl everyday to a group of children. At the end of the test, the average height and weight of the children with L-lysine supplement were recorded higher than those who did not take it.
What is percentage of lysine in whole grains of quality protein maize?
Asked in Microbiology, Genetics
A strand of mRNA containing the repeating aagaggaagaga could code for?
What does L lysine do?
If you suffer from regular outbreaks of cold sores and fever blisters a Lysine supplement can help treat and also prevent these outbreaks. Cold sores, fever blisters and shingles are all forms of the Herpes virus and several studies have shown that Lysine inhibits viral replication. These specific types of viruses utilize Arginine (another form of amino acid) and increasing the availability of Lysine in the human body slows the virus replication and inhibits the use of Arginine. Studies have also indicated that Lysine could suppress genital herpes. Use of Lysine as an alternative treatment to cold sores reduces the frequency of outbreaks and lesions heal quicker. Please consult your medical practitioner prior to using any herbal medications should you be under their care. Lysine has little known side-effects as it is an amino acid that the human body needs. Lysine should not be taken with milk or any foods that contain milk as it neutralizes the effects of Lysine. Do not take Lysine if you are using any of the following anti-biotics: Gentamicin, Tobramycin, Amikacin, Kanamycin or Netilmicin. Lysine is available in pill form and cream form. At the onset of an outbreak of cold sores, start with a dosage of 1000mg Lysine daily and as the condition improves, take a therapeutic dosage of 500mg daily. Lysine cream can be applied topically to the affected areas to reduce the symptoms of painful outbreaks.