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Tryptophan

"Tryptophan" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An essential amino acid that is necessary for normal growth in infants and for NITROGEN balance in adults. It is a precursor of INDOLE ALKALOIDS in plants. It is a precursor of SEROTONIN (hence its use as an antidepressant and sleep aid). It can be a precursor to NIACIN, albeit inefficiently, in mammals.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Tryptophan" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Tryptophan" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 229 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2018
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