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Amino acids : biochemistry and nutrition /
Guoyao Wu.
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, [2013], c2013
xxii, 481 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
1439861897 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781439861899 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, [2013], c2013
1439861897 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781439861899 (hardcover : alk. paper)
general note
"A CRC title."
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
This up-to-date book presents basic concepts and recent advances in amino acid biochemistry and nutrition, providing comprehensive coverage of developments over the past 45 years. It includes information on absorption, metabolism, and excretion of amino acids while addressing protein quality and requirements. The text discusses metabolic pathways of amino acids in relation to health and disease in various organisms, as well as species differences in metabolism of amino acids. The author also presents a critical analysis of amino acid supplementation to humans and animals.
Table of Contents
Basic concepts about amino acids, peptides, and proteins
Protein digestion and absorption of peptides and amino acids
Synthesis and degradation of amino acids
Interorgan metabolism of amino acids and peptides
Roles for amino acids in cell signaling
Intracellular protein turnover
Assessments of protein quality
Determination of amino acid and protein requirements
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