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Can you tell me how amino acid based and steroid hormones exert their functions?

Can you tell me how amino acid based and steroid hormones exert their functions?

Receptors: Hi. All hormones interact with receptors in target tissues. For steroids, thyroid hormone, and active vitamin D, the specific receptor/hormone complex binds to regulatory elects in DNA in the nucleus and regulate transcription of specific genes. Other amino acid-based hormones (e.g., catecholamines, serotonin) bind to cell surface receptors and transmembrane signaling affects cell physiology. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Please tell me what amino acid supplements help stimulate human growth hormones?

Please tell me what amino acid supplements help stimulate human growth hormones?

Glutamine,Lysine,Arg: Several Amino Acids have been proven to significantly increase the production of human growth hormone, including l-arginine, l-lysine & glutamine. Gaba & melatonin are also proven to help. For more details including dosage recommendations, as well as other strategies, see http://www.Thebodywellusa.Com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels-naturally/. ...Read more

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What's an amino acid sequence?

What's an amino acid sequence?

A chain: This applies to the biological synthesis of enzymes. Amino acids are the building blocks as they form a long chain that constructs the final protein. It is an internal mechanism under genetic control. ...Read more

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What is the amino acid substitution that causes hemophilia?

What is the amino acid substitution that causes hemophilia?

It's not that simple: This isn't sickle cell anemia. A huge variety of different genetic mutations cause hemophilia A. The most common troublesome one is an inversion in intron 22. I'm sorry you had trouble finding an answer to this question, and perhaps you'll enjoy reading up on this complex but fascinating study. ...Read more

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Is melamine an amino acid or protein?

Is melamine an amino acid or protein?

Neither.: It is a nitrogen rich plastic frequently added to food products to artificially boost protein assays because of its nitrogen content. Avoid! the chinese infant formulas and pet foods have had scandals in the past for putting this in said material! it is toxic! can cause a myriad of problems, particularly renal problems! ...Read more

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What are amino acid vitamin capsules taken for?

What are amino acid vitamin capsules taken for?

Depends: Amino acids are precursors to helping build many essential enzymes and proteins for the body. I use it for anti aging, helping restore muscle balance, and for many degenerative diseases that are losing muscle mass or GI disfunction. Everyone does not necessarily need to be on this. ...Read more

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63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

Generally no: Unless you have a specific medical condition for which amino acid supplementation was prescribed, then - no. You or anyone else at any age that is otherwise healthy doesn't need amino acid supplementation. If you eat a reasonable diet, then you are getting sufficient amino acids, particularly essential ones, through diet anyway. ...Read more

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What are the causes of amino acid deficiency in the elderly?

What are the causes of amino acid deficiency in the elderly?

Many causes: Just a few common ones- por eating habits, lack of enzymes to help break down protein during absorption, certain meds (proton pump=priloseccut down on B12 production in stomach) these lead to deficiencies. There can be allergies involved. The aging process slows down certain processes that help keep the body homeostasis mechanism( meaning force in body that keeps all our functions in the order ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take optimum nurtition gold with amino acid supplements?

Is it advisable to take optimum nurtition gold with amino acid supplements?

Optimal Nutrition Go: If you are an adult without dairy allergies or kidney disease you can check with your personal physician to give you the green light. ...Read more

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Well does any one know the side effects of using amino acid 2222 supplement ?

Well does any one know the side effects of using amino acid 2222 supplement ?

Should be OK.: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A well balanced diet should provide all the protein needed. Taking an Amino Acid supplement should do no harm, unless taking too much, or there are genetic problems (people with pku must not take phenylalanine, which is in the "2222, ") or if the product is tainted (a tainted tryptophan supplement a number of years ago caused severe health problems). ...Read more