Literally meaning: “pertaining to cheese”
Origin: Anc Greek
Τυρί/tyri(=cheese) >τυρέω/tyreo(=milk coagulation)
Tyrosine is a proteinogenic non-essential aminoacid. It is derived in body by phenylalanine and it can also be found in foods such as soy products, fish, diary products, poultry and sesame seeds. In medicine tyrosine is used in phenylketonuria (PKU), a condition in which people cannot biosynthesize tyrosine from phenyllanine.