Talk:Phenylalanine

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"in large quantities, interferes with the production of serotonin" - wait, what?[edit]

Seriously, this is very, very vague. Does it mean it decreases serotonin production? Or increases? Or does it change serotonin re-absorbtion? If it decreases serotonin production for real, is it possible to use it as an serotonin-syndrome antidote?

And last: why is the statement connected to the passage of blood-brain barrier? Is it in any way related?

Love, the best to you and your family, anon. 195.91.18.242 (talk) 20:16, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Why does "phenylalanyl" redirect here?[edit]

Term not used in article. 109.157.79.50 (talk) 00:58, 4 February 2015 (UTC)


Structures:[edit]

I thought a physiologically relevant structure of phenylalanine would be better suited for this article and for someone who goes on this page to learn about the amino acid. The 3D structure was irrelevant and not too helpful, so I deleted that image, moved down the image of the neutrally charged phenylalanine, and added the zwitterionic structure at the top. AidaGhorbani (talk) 05:07, 10 December 2015 (UTC)