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Protein Turnover

  • Protein Turnover

Protein Turnover

J C Waterlow

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Author: J C Waterlow

About The Book

Written by the leading authority in the area, this book provides a comprehensive review of the growing body of research on protein turnover in man and animals that has accumulated over the past 20 years. It focuses on protein metabolism at the physiological level, and particularly with studies on human beings. It discusses the methods that have been used for measuring whole body protein turnover in man, the assumptions underlying this work, and problems that have been encountered.

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Author J C Waterlow
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 320 pp
ISBN 9780851996134
Publication date June 2006
Book Type Hardcover


  • Basic Principles
  • Models and their analysis
  • Free amino acids: their pools, kinetics and transport
  • Metabolism of some amino acids
  • The precursor problem
  • Whole body protein turnover measured by the precursor method
  • Measurement of whole body protein turnover by the end-product method
  • Amino acid oxidation and urea metabolism
  • The effects of food and hormones on protein turnover in the whole body and regions
  • Adaptation to different protein intakes: Protein and amino acid requirements
  • Physiological determinants of protein turnover
  • Whole body protein turnover during growth and in pregnancy and lactation
  • Whole body protein turnover in some pathological states
  • Tissue protein turnover
  • Protein synthesis in individual tissues and the effects of food and hormones
  • Turnover of plasma proteins
  • Collagen turnover
  • Mechanisms of synthesis and breakdown

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