Containing 45 papers written by outstanding international authors from 14 countries, this three-volume compendium brings together the elements needed to understand the factors which influence the utilization of amino acids. The wide-ranging topics include descriptions of metabolic pathways and mechanisms of the biological utilization of amino acids, as well as factors that influence amino acid bioavailability in enteral and parenteral nutrition. The use of amino acids to improve the quality and safety of the diet is presented. Also discussed are amino acid precursors of biogenic amines and the role of amino acids in atherosclerosis, cancer, and immunity. Scientists from many disciplines will benefit from this broad overview.
The Biological Utilization of Basic Amino Acids and Cations. Arginine: A Dietary Modifier of Ammonia Detoxification and Pyrimidine Biosynthesis. Lysine-Carnitine Conversion in Rat and Man. Leucine-Tryptophan-Niacin Interrelationships. Amino Acid Metabolism in Total Parenteral Nutrition during Development. Comparative Utilization from Enteral Formula Diets by Humans of Intact Proteins. Amino Acid Derivatives as a Source of Amino Acids in Parenteral Nutrition. Methionine Derivatives as a Nutritional Source of Methionine. Enzyme Digestion and Biological Utilization of Poly-L-Methionyl Proteins. Availability of Amino Acids in Some Tripeptides and Derivatives Present in Dietary Proteins. Species and Isomeric Variation in the Utilization of Amino Acids. Dietary Significance of D-Amino Acids. Effect of Dietary Protein Value on Lactation. Influence of Protein Type in Nutritionally Adequate Diets on the Development of Immunity. Dietary Protein in Atherosclerosis. Dietary Protein Modulation in Serum Cholesterol: The Amino Acid Connection. Endogenous Hypercholesterolemia and Dietary Amino Acids: Sulfur Amino Acids and Glycine. Index.
"...this publication should be a very useful reference for those who are interested in the area of absorption and utilization of amino acids."
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