L-lysine -> hydroxy lysine
precursor of acetyl CoA - involved in the synthesis of connective tissue,
neurotransmitters, and carbohydrate metabolism
RDA - adults - 840 mg qd, children - 44 mg/kg, infants - 97 mg/kg
therapeutic range - .5-4 g qd
decreased immune function and decreased growth
tuna, turkey, halibut, salmon, cheese
Herpes simplex, osteoporosis, apthous ulcers
very little noted
Interactions antagonist to arginine
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