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PubChem
Name: Lysine
PubChem Compound ID: 10290870
Description: An essential amino acid. It is often added to animal feed.
Molecular formula: C6H14N2O2
Molecular weight: 147.181 g/mol
DrugBank
Identification
Name: Lysine
Name (isomeric): DB00123
Drug Type: small molecule
Description: An essential amino acid. It is often added to animal feed.
Synonyms:
lysine; L-lys; lysine acid; LYS; 2,6-diaminohexanoic acid
Brand: Enisyl
Category: Micronutrient, Dietary supplement, Essential Amino Acids
CAS number: 56-87-1
Pharmacology
Indication: Supplemental L-lysine has putative anti-herpes simplex virus activity. There is preliminary research suggesting that it may have some anti-osteoporotic activity.
Pharmacology:
Insures the adequate absorption of calcium; helps form collagen ( which makes up bone cartilage & connective tissues); aids in the production of antibodies, hormones & enzymes. Recent studies have shown that Lysine may be effective against herpes by improving the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth. A deficiency may result in tire...
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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 ...
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Absorption: Absorbed from the lumen of the small intestine into the enterocytes by an active transport process
Biotransformation: Hepatic
Affected organisms: Humans and other mammals

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