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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.
Researchers explore furin inhibitors as a potential tool for treating COVID-19 infection

Researchers explore furin inhibitors as a potential tool for treating COVID-19 infection

Scientists explore the possibility of Omicron ending the COVID-19 pandemic

Scientists explore the possibility of Omicron ending the COVID-19 pandemic

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Investigational cancer drug mimics the metabolic and therapeutic effects of fasting, mice study shows

International study offers a clearer picture of COVID-19's impact on children

International study offers a clearer picture of COVID-19's impact on children

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SARS-CoV-2 Delta binds more strongly to furin protease than other existing variants

New insights into how tiny bacteria from the environment have adapted to live inside humans

New insights into how tiny bacteria from the environment have adapted to live inside humans

Researchers investigate the effect of emerging SARS-CoV-2 mutations on ACE2 binding

Researchers investigate the effect of emerging SARS-CoV-2 mutations on ACE2 binding

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SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to distinct changes in proteomic and peptidomic profiles and posttranslational modifications

Study of individuals referred to a cardiovascular disease clinic designed for patients with long COVID

Study of individuals referred to a cardiovascular disease clinic designed for patients with long COVID

Computational comparison of SARS-CoV-2 Delta and Omicron variant binding affinity with ACE2

Computational comparison of SARS-CoV-2 Delta and Omicron variant binding affinity with ACE2

Possible impact of spike protein mutations on SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

Possible impact of spike protein mutations on SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

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SARS-CoV-2 Delta spike increases viral virulence and inflammatory cytokine production

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Novel carbon dots exhibit antimicrobial activity against gram-negative bacteria

Researchers identify mechanism behind regulation of large exon splicing during vertebrate evolution

Researchers identify mechanism behind regulation of large exon splicing during vertebrate evolution

Higher order protein catenation leads to the development of artificial antibodies

Higher order protein catenation leads to the development of artificial antibodies

New computer program can read any genome sequence and decipher its genetic code

New computer program can read any genome sequence and decipher its genetic code

SARS-CoV-2 infection regulates protein arginylation

SARS-CoV-2 infection regulates protein arginylation

Arginine treatment enhances effectiveness of radiation therapy in cancer patients with brain metastases

Arginine treatment enhances effectiveness of radiation therapy in cancer patients with brain metastases

Immune evasion by SARS-CoV-2 facilitated by a mutational hotspot in the NTD

Immune evasion by SARS-CoV-2 facilitated by a mutational hotspot in the NTD

L452R mutations may have triggered the emergence of several COVID-19 variants

L452R mutations may have triggered the emergence of several COVID-19 variants