Tryptophan

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Tryptophan is an essential [[Amino acids|amino acid]] that must be obtained from the human diet. It has the single amino acid&nbsp;code W (see&nbsp;[[Single letter amino acid codes|single letter amino acid codes]]) and the 3 letter code Trp. It is coded for in the [[genome|genome]] by the [[Nucleotide|nucleotide base sequence]]&nbsp;UGG <ref>https://www.dna20.com/codontablewheel.php</ref>.<br>  
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Tryptophan is an essential [[Amino acids|amino acid]] that must be obtained from the human diet. It has the single amino acid&nbsp;code W (see&nbsp;[[Single letter amino acid codes|single letter amino acid codes]]) and the 3 letter code Trp. It is coded for in the [[Genome|genome]] by the [[Nucleotide|nucleotide base sequence]]&nbsp;UGG <ref>https://www.dna20.com/codontablewheel.php</ref>.<br>  
  
 
=== Medical Uses  ===
 
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Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., &amp; Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.<br>

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Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that must be obtained from the human diet. It has the single amino acid code W (see single letter amino acid codes) and the 3 letter code Trp. It is coded for in the genome by the nucleotide base sequence UGG [1].

Medical Uses

Tryptophan is also a drug which is used to treat depression, when other antidepressants have been otherwise uneffective.

References

Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., & Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.


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