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Amino Acids in Human Nutrition and H

Amino Acids in Human Nutrition and H

By: J. P. Felix D'Mello (editor), Ekrem Dere (contributor), Regis Hankard (contributor), M. Conway (contributor), Kelm Kelm (contributor), J. Haavik (contributor), Hawkins Hawkins (contributor), Pierre Fafournoux (contributor), Stig Bengmark (contributor), R. Caldwell (contributor)Hardback

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Human health issues relating to amino acids are extremely broad and include metabolic disorders of amino acid metabolism as well as their presence in food and use as supplements. This book covers the biochemistry of amino acid metabolism in the context of health and disease. It discusses their use as food supplements, in clinical therapy and nutritional support and focuses on major recent developments, highlighting new areas of research that will be needed to sustain further interest in the field.

Contents

PART I: ENZYMES AND METABOLISM1: Glutamate Dehydrogenase2: Aminotransferases3: Arginase4: Bypassing the Endothelial L-Arginine-Nitric-Oxide Pathway: Effects of Dietary Nitrite and Nitrate on Cardiovascular Function5: Histidine Decarboxylase6: Glutamate Decarboxylase7: Glutaminase8: D-Serine and Serine Racemase in Retina9: Tryptophan Hydroxylase10: Methionine MetabolismPART II: DYNAMICS11: Amino Acid Transport Across Each Side of the Blood-Brain Barrier12: Inter-Organ Fluxes of Amino Acids13: Cellular Adaptation to Amino Acid Availability: Mechanisms Involved in the Regulation of Gene ExpressionPART III: NUTRITION14: Endogenous Amino Acids at the Terminal Ileum of the Adult Human15: Metabolic Availability of Amino Acids in Food Proteins: New Methodology16: Amino Acid Requirements: Quantitative Estimates17: Amino Acid Supplements and Muscular Performance18: Amino Acids in Clinical and Nutritional Support: Glutamine in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy19: Adverse Effects20: The Umami Taste of GlutamatePART IV: HEALTH21: Homocysteine Status: Factors Affecting and Health Risks22: Modified Amino Acid-Based Molecules: Accumulation and Health Implications23: Phenylketonuria: Newborn Identification Through to Adulthood24: Principles of Rapid Tryptophan Depletion and its use in Research on Neuropsychiatric Disorders25: Excitatory Amino Acids in Neurological and Neurodegenerative Disorders26: Efficacy of L-DOPA Therapy in Parkinson's Disease27: Amino Acid Profiles for Diagnostic ApplicationsPART V: CONCLUSIONS28: Emergence of a New Momentum

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845937980
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9781845937980
  • weight: 1420
  • ISBN10: 1845937988

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