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Arginine is considered a semi-essential amino acid because even though the body normally makes enough of it, supplementation is sometimes needed. For example, people with protein malnutrition, excessive ammonia production, excessive lysine intake, burns, infections, peritoneal dialysis, rapid growth, urea synthesis disorders, or sepsis may not have enough arginine. Symptoms of arginine deficiency include poor wound healing, hair loss, skin rash, constipation, and fatty liver.

Arginine changes into nitric oxide, which causes blood vessel relaxation (vasodilation). Early evidence suggests that arginine may help treat medical conditions that improve with vasodilation, such as chest pain, clogged arteries (called atherosclerosis), coronary artery disease, erectile dysfunction, heart failure, intermittent claudication/peripheral vascular disease, and blood vessel swelling that causes headaches (vascular headaches). Arginine also triggers the body to make protein and has been studied for wound healing, bodybuilding, enhancement of sperm production (spermatogenesis), and prevention of wasting in people with critical illnesses.

Arginine hydrochloride has a high chloride content and has been used to treat metabolic alkalosis. This use should be under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.
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Structure and mechanisms of ribosomal frameshifting during SARS-CoV-2 translation

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Study findings could lead to a rapid, cost-effective screening tool for COVID-19

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NRP-1 receptor potentiates SARS-CoV-2 infectivity

Exploring the role of insects as potential new food allergen

Exploring the role of insects as potential new food allergen

Study summarizes treatment and management of glutaric acidemia type 1

Study summarizes treatment and management of glutaric acidemia type 1

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Vaccines likely to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 D614G mutation

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Increased hydroxyproline levels may be associated with joint hypermobility in autistic children

Study reveals how loss of protein arginine methyltransferase affects proper brain development

Study reveals how loss of protein arginine methyltransferase affects proper brain development

SARS-CoV-2 N protein forms biomolecular condensates with viral RNA

SARS-CoV-2 N protein forms biomolecular condensates with viral RNA

Investigational drug may reduce protein buildup and neurological decline linked to ALS, FTD

Investigational drug may reduce protein buildup and neurological decline linked to ALS, FTD

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UBC discovery may offer new treatment possibility for women with rare form of ovarian cancer

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Coronacept - A trap-and-destroy molecule against SARS-CoV-2

Method provides new insight into brain cells that maintain body's master circadian clock.

Method provides new insight into brain cells that maintain body's master circadian clock.

Novel mutation identified in SARS-CoV-2 spike protein from Sweden

Novel mutation identified in SARS-CoV-2 spike protein from Sweden

Phosphorylation of SARS-CoV-2 N protein affects its function

Phosphorylation of SARS-CoV-2 N protein affects its function

Study indicates that primitive proteins could have progressed to form living cells

Study indicates that primitive proteins could have progressed to form living cells

Study reports structure of enzyme activator for high pathogenic avian influenza

Study reports structure of enzyme activator for high pathogenic avian influenza

Drug Teixobactin shows promise against drug-resistant superbugs

Drug Teixobactin shows promise against drug-resistant superbugs

Researchers identify a natural amino acid as potential treatment for polyQ diseases

Researchers identify a natural amino acid as potential treatment for polyQ diseases

Study: Diarrhea-causing bacteria provoke host's response to increase infectivity

Study: Diarrhea-causing bacteria provoke host's response to increase infectivity