How are valine and leucine useful to our body ?

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Valine and leucine are branched chain essential amino acids.

Valine helps in:

  1. muscle metabolism
  2. tissue repair
  3. maintenance of nitrogen balance in our body etc.
Leucine helps in:
  1. muscle protein synthesis
  2. slowing degradation of muscle tissue
  3. in balancing blood sugar
  4. healing of tissues etc.

Hope this information will clear your doubts about the topic.


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Valine is one type of amino acid.some time it perform the function as start codon in absence of methionine.
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And leucine ?
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