Red Headed Stepchild
(The Barrett family memoir of Navy Life)
by Sophie Ruth Meranski with photos


Class of 1950 as seniors
p 52-1062 ALANINE A Ala 89.1 may act as B6 pyridoxine precursor. ARGININE R Arg 174.2 ASPARAGINE N Agn 132.1 ASPARTIC ACID D Asp 133.2 CYSTEINE C Cys 121.2 GLUTAMATE E Glu 147.1 GLUTAMINE Q Gln 146.2 may fight ammonia build-up needed in fast dividing cells such as intestine lining. GLYCINE G Gly 75.1 HISTIDINE H His 155.2 Under ordinary circumstances adults may be able to synthesize as much histidine as they need. Greater quantities are probably needed in infants and small children and during pregnancy. There are suggestions that histidine levels may be low in rheumatoid arthritis, and that histidine may be needed to remove toxic heavy metals from the body. On the other hand, histidine can be a source for synthesis of histamines, and high levels of histamine contribute to allergies. Histidine contributes for formation of glycosylated amines and proteins. ISOLEUCINE I Ile 131.2 REQ hydrophobic LYSINE K Lys 146.2 potatoes good source. believed to relieve herpes, aid calcium absorption but may elevate cholesterol.REQ LEUCINE L Leu 131.2 REQ hydrophobic METHIONINE M Met 149.2 sulfur, initiates DNA transcription REQ PHENYLALANINE F Phe phenyl ring REQ 165.2 cancer risk PROLINE P Pro 115.1 bone, collagen HYDROXYPROLINE SERINE S Ser 105.1 THREONINE T Thr 119.1 alcohol group REQ wheat germ nuts beans enamel collagen thymus prevent liver-fat VALINE V Val 117.1 REQ hydrophobic TRYPTOPHAN W Trp 204.2 serotonin REQ TYROSINE Y Tyr 181.2 kinase phosphorylation in normal and cancer growth
Subject: (R)
Year: 1949