Histidine is an essential amino
Amino acids generally are defined in the column on the right.
Of the two types of amino acid, there are:
* Those that can be synthesized by
of the body) but cannot be produced by the body itself.
Histidine is one of those
that are necessary
but cannot be produced within the body. These are
Histidine is used by the body to produce
histamine, which is involved in a wide range of physiological processes,
including dilation of blood vessels, contraction of smooth muscle, anaphylactic
reactions, allergic conditions, and asthma. (Antihistamines
are sometimes prescribed to treat/mediate inflammations and infections,
The molecular formula of histidine is:
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