Advertisement Remove all ads

Define the Following Terms: Essential Amino Acids - Chemistry

Advertisement Remove all ads
Advertisement Remove all ads
Advertisement Remove all ads

Define the following terms: Essential amino acids

Advertisement Remove all ads

Solution 1

Amino acids that cannot be synthesised in the human body and must be obtained through diet are known as essential amino acids.

Solution 2

Essential amino acid is those amino acids that cannot be synthesised inside our body. They need to be supplied in our diet. For example, valine, histidine, leucine, tryptophan etc. Out of total 20 amino acids, only 10 cannot be synthesized by the body and hence, there are 10 essential amino acids.

Concept: Proteins - Amino Acids
  Is there an error in this question or solution?

Video TutorialsVIEW ALL [2]

Advertisement Remove all ads
Share
Notifications

View all notifications


      Forgot password?
View in app×