Threonine is an essential amino acid, and cannot be manufactured by the body and is found in high concentrations in the heart, skeletal muscles and central nervous system. Threonine is important for the formation of many proteins and tooth enamel, collagen, and elastrin.
Threonine is one of the amino detoxifers. It helps prevent fatty buildup in the liver. Threonine is important component of collagen. It is generally low in vegetarians.
Molecular Weight - 119.12
Occurence - 5.96%
Threonine Food Sources
Poultry, pork, and leafy vegetables are high in Threonine. Threonine is also found in whole grains, pulses, nuts, apples, peaches and figs.
Threonine Deficiency Symptoms
It is a precursor of isoleucine and imbalance may result if the synthesis rate from asparate is incorrect. In humans, deficiency may result in irritability and a generally difficult personality.