Essential amino acids – Mnemonic

The mnemonic for rememering the names of the essential amino acids:

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The essential amino acids are:

  • Leucine
  • Threonine
  • Lysine
  • Tryptophan
  • Valine
  • Isoleucine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Methionine

Some other amino acids are considered to be essential under certain conditions.

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