lysine lysine  /ˈlaɪ sin/


  • (n) an essential amino acid found in proteins; occurs especially in gelatin and casein


  1. Wilson and Whitacre were soon discussing the price of lysine in talks with representatives of ADM's two biggest rivals in the field, the Japanese companies Ajinomoto and Kyowa Hakko.
  2. That might help explain how ADM grabbed a 50% share of the worldwide market for lysine.
  3. They are rich in B vitamins and lysine, the important aminoacid that is missing from protein made from grain.


  1. A potentially life-saving protein takes shape

    The protein ubiquitin, found in all membranous cells, may hold the key to treating diseases from cancer to Parkinson's. Structural biologists examine an omnipresent but rarely studied form of ubiquitin, the polymeric ubiquitin chains linked by the animo acid Lysine-11. The team finds these chains are remarkably flexible and probably multi-functional.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Growing Consumption of Meat Spurs Demand for Amino Acids in Feed Ingredients, According to New Report by Global ...

    GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Amino Acids markets. Global market for Amino Acids is projected to reach US$22.1 billion by 2018, driven by strong demand in the animal feed end-use sector, and growing emphasis on Amino Acid requirements in human nutrition. (PRWeb July 02, 2013) Read the full story at ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "Some protein modification methods have been around for a long time; typically they make use of the amino acid residue lysine. But there are lots of kinds of proteins in a cell, and any of them may include dozens or even hundreds of lysines, so it's...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Carolyn Bertozzi Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. In 1994, Linus Pauling wrote, "I think we can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes by the proper use of vitamin C and lysine. It can prevent cardiovascular disease and even cure it. If you are at risk of...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Linus Pauling Source:

  3. "The decision to approve a strain of GE corn for human and animal consumption in defiance of strong scientific evidence that it poses a health risk is an unacceptable breach of food safety standards," Ms Fitzsimons says. "When High-Lysine...
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Jeanette Fitzsimons Source: (press release)

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