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In cosmetics industry it is used as antistatic agent, hair conditioning and skin conditioning. L-Leucine acts as a nutrient signal to stimulate protein synthesis. It has also activates the mammalian target of rapamycin kinase that regulates cell growth. Leucine has been used as a molecular marker in the recovery of DNA from paleontological samples for PCR analysis.
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