Tyrosine facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTyrosine
|Other names||L-2-Amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid|
|Molar mass||181.17 g mol-1|
|Solubility in water||.0453 g/100 mL|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)|
Tyrosine (Tyr or Y) or 4-hydroxyphenylalanine is an amino acid.
Tyrosine can be synthesized in the body from phenylalanine. It is also found in many high-protein food products such as chicken, turkey, fish, milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, peanuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, soy products, lima beans, avocados, bananas and eggs.
It is called tyrosyl when referred to as a functional group or side chain.
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