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HIV/AIDS-associated tryptophan depletion as part of the influence of inflammatory mediators on general nutritional status
The essential amino acid tryptophan cannot be synthesised in the body and must be acquired through dietary intake. Tryptophan is an important substrate for protein synthesis and for synthesis of the neuroactive substances serotonin, melatonin and tryptamine.
The amino acid tryptophan (Trp) is essential for protein synthesis and produces many important chemicals in the body, including: serotonin in brain which controls appetite, behaviour, cognition, emotion and mood; melatonin in the pineal gland which controls