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Amino Acids in Human Nutrition and Health

Amino Acids in Human Nutrition and Health

Edited by J D'Mello

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Amino Acids in Human Nutrition and Health

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.

Readership

Researchers and students in human nutrition, food science and biochemistry.

Additional Information

Author Edited by J D'Mello
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 584 Pages
ISBN 9781845937980
Publication date Nov-11
Book Type Hardcover

Contents

PART I: ENZYMES AND METABOLISM

1. Glutamate Dehydrogenase

2. Aminotransferases

3. Arginase

4. Bypassing the Endothelial L-Arginine-Nitric-Oxide Pathway: Effects of Dietary Nitrite and Nitrate on Cardiovascular Function

5. Histidine Decarboxylase

6. Glutamate Decarboxylase

7. Glutaminase

8. D-Serine and Serine Racemase in Retina

9. Tryptophan Hydroxylase

10. Methionine Metabolism

PART II: DYNAMICS

11. Amino Acid Transport Across Each Side of the Blood-Brain Barrier

12. Inter-Organ Fluxes of Amino Acids

13. Cellular Adaptation to Amino Acid Availability: Mechanisms Involved in the Regulation of Gene Expression

PART III: NUTRITION

14. Endogenous Amino Acids at the Terminal Ileum of the Adult Human

15. Metabolic Availability of Amino Acids in Food Proteins: New Methodology

16. Amino Acid Requirements: Quantitative Estimates

17. Amino Acid Supplements and Muscular Performance

18. Amino Acids in Clinical and Nutritional Support: Glutamine in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

19. Adverse Effects

20. The Umami Taste of Glutamate

PART IV: HEALTH

21. Homocysteine Status: Factors Affecting and Health Risks

22. Modified Amino Acid-Based Molecules: Accumulation and Health Implications

23. Phenylketonuria: Newborn Identification Through to Adulthood

24. Principles of Rapid Tryptophan Depletion and its use in Research on Neuropsychiatric Disorders

25. Excitatory Amino Acids in Neurological and Neurodegenerative Disorders

26. Efficacy of L-DOPA Therapy in Parkinson's Disease

27. Amino Acid Profiles for Diagnostic Applications

PART V: CONCLUSIONS

28. Emergence of a New Momentum

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