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1.

Lysine

A nutritional supplement containing the biologically active L-isomer of the essential amino acid lysine, with potential anti-mucositis activity. Upon oral intake, L-lysine promotes healthy tissue function, growth and healing and improves the immune system. L-Lysine promotes calcium uptake, is essential for carnitine production and collagen formation. As collagen is essential for connective tissue maintenance, this agent may also help heal mucosal wounds. This may help decrease and prevent mucositis induced by radiation or chemotherapy. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
7421
Concept ID:
C0024337
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Biologically Active Substance; Pharmacologic Substance
2.

alpha Ketoglutarate

intermediate in the Krebs' cycle; also produced from glutamate in amino group transfer reactions and by oxidative deamination. [from CRISP]

MedGen UID:
220943
Concept ID:
C1291208
Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
3.

Iron agent

A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
137068
Concept ID:
C0302583
Biologically Active Substance; Element, Ion, or Isotope; Pharmacologic Substance
4.

Methylation

The covalent chemical or biochemical addition of a methyl group(s) to a compound. (NCI) [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
44400
Concept ID:
C0025723
Molecular Function
5.

Arginine

An essential amino acid in juvenile humans, Arginine is a complex amino acid, often found at active site in proteins and enzymes due to its amine-containing side chain. Arginine may prevent or treat heart and circulatory diseases, combat fatigue, and stimulate the immune system. It also boosts production of nitric oxide, relaxing blood vessels, and treating angina and other cardiovascular problems. Arginine is also an important intermediate in the urea cycle and in detoxification of nitrogenous wastes. (NCI04) [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
13907
Concept ID:
C0003765
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Biologically Active Substance; Pharmacologic Substance
6.

Carcinoma

A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
2867
Concept ID:
C0007097
Neoplastic Process
7.

Carcinoma

MedGen UID:
910818
Concept ID:
CN241453
Finding
8.

Squamous cell carcinoma

The presence of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
505376
Concept ID:
CN002585
Finding
9.

Proliferation

MedGen UID:
137720
Concept ID:
C0334094
Pathologic Function
10.

Primary hyperoxaluria, type I

Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is caused by a deficiency of the liver peroxisomal enzyme alanine:glyoxylate-aminotransferase (AGT), which catalyzes the conversion of glyoxylate to glycine. When AGT activity is absent, glyoxylate is converted to oxalate, which forms insoluble calcium salts that accumulate in the kidney and other organs. Individuals with PH1 are at risk for recurrent nephrolithiasis (deposition of calcium oxalate in the renal pelvis/urinary tract), nephrocalcinosis (deposition of calcium oxalate in the renal parenchyma), or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with a history of renal stones or calcinosis. Age at onset of symptoms typically ranges from one to 25 years. Approximately 19% of affected individuals present before age four to six months with severe disease, often associated with failure to thrive, nephrocalcinosis, anemia, and metabolic acidosis. Approximately 54% of affected individuals present in late childhood or early adolescence, usually with symptomatic nephrolithiasis. The remainder of affected individuals present in adulthood with recurrent renal stones. The natural history of untreated PH1 is one of inexorable decline in renal function as a result of progressive nephrolithiasis/nephrocalcinosis, with eventual progression to oxalosis (widespread tissue deposition of calcium oxalate) and death from ESRD. [from GTR]

MedGen UID:
75658
Concept ID:
C0268164
Disease or Syndrome
11.

Squamous cell carcinoma

A carcinoma arising from squamous epithelial cells. Morphologically, it is characterized by the proliferation of atypical, often pleomorphic squamous cells. Squamous cell carcinomas are graded by the degree of cellular differentiation as well, moderately, or poorly differentiated. Well differentiated carcinomas are usually associated with keratin production and the presence of intercellular bridges between adjacent cells. Representative examples are lung squamous cell carcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma, and cervical squamous cell carcinoma. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
2874
Concept ID:
C0007137
Neoplastic Process
12.

Enisyl

MedGen UID:
181510
Concept ID:
C0917917
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Biologically Active Substance; Pharmacologic Substance
13.

Protein binding

The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
18704
Concept ID:
C0033618
Molecular Function
14.

Essential amino acid

Amino acids that are not synthesized by the human body in amounts sufficient to carry out physiological functions. They are obtained from dietary foodstuffs. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
252
Concept ID:
C0002525
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Biologically Active Substance; Pharmacologic Substance
15.

Amino acid

Any organic compounds containing amino (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) groups. In biochemistry, used to refer to the twenty-plus L-alpha-amino acids found in proteins. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
250
Concept ID:
C0002520
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Biologically Active Substance; Pharmacologic Substance
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