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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.
Dispensable, Indispensable, and Conditionally Indispensable Amino Acid Ratios in the Diet. Subdividing Amino Acid Requirements into Portions for Maintenance and Growth. Efficiency of Utilization of Amino Acids. Regulation of Intestinal Amino Acid Transport. Measurement of Protein Synthesis in Animal Tissue In Vivo. Carbon-11 Labeled Amino Acid Analogs as Imaging Agents for In Vivo Study of Amino Acid Transport in Tumors and Organ Systems. Absorption and Metabolism of Amino Acids In Vitro, In Vivo, and with Computer Simulations. Methionine, Homocyst(e)ine, Cysteine - Metabolic Interrelationships. Histidine-Methionine Metabolic Interrelationships. Taurine in Biology and Nutrition. Interactions among Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine with Special Reference to Branched-Chain Amino Acid Antagonism. Index.