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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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P681 mutation has little impact on transmissibility in the SARS-CoV-2 UK variant, finds study

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Scientists discover how Streptococcus pyogenes can obtain nutrition from the skin surface

Arginine methylation important in SARS-CoV-2 viral replication

Arginine methylation important in SARS-CoV-2 viral replication

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Backtracking occurs within SARS-CoV-2 replication-transcription complex

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Structure of SARS-CoV-2 envelope protein-epithelial cell junction protein complex explains virulence

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GSK-3 inhibitors show promise in treating coronavirus infections

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L452R mutation potentially favors adaptive evolution of SARS-CoV-2

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The origin of SARS-CoV-2 furin cleavage site remains a mystery

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Biodegradable microcapsules loaded with nerve growth factor can guide neuronal development

Study reveals new molecular mechanism linked to severe anaphylaxis

Study reveals new molecular mechanism linked to severe anaphylaxis

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Study explores how membraneless organelles form and organize themselves

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Rapid transmission of N501Y variants may be due to favorable effects on host receptor binding

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Newly designed Biomesh minimizes postsurgical complications of hernia repair

Study improves understanding of the chemistry behind potent antibiotic synthesis

Study improves understanding of the chemistry behind potent antibiotic synthesis

Scientists develop an enhanced version of phototoxic protein

Scientists develop an enhanced version of phototoxic protein

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How SARS-CoV-2 blocks immune response

Cesarean delivery’s effects on birth hormones may lead to neurodevelopmental consequences

Cesarean delivery’s effects on birth hormones may lead to neurodevelopmental consequences

Structure and mechanisms of ribosomal frameshifting during SARS-CoV-2 translation

Structure and mechanisms of ribosomal frameshifting during SARS-CoV-2 translation

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

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