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Amino Acids

Biochemistry and Nutrition, 1st Edition

By Guoyao Wu

CRC Press

503 pages

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Amino acid biochemistry and nutrition spans a broad range of fields including biochemistry, metabolism, physiology, immunology, reproduction, pathology, and cell biology. In the last half-century, there have been many conceptual and technical advancements, from analysis of amino acids by high-performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry

Table of Contents

Discovery and Chemistry of Amino Acids. Protein Digestion and Absorption of Peptides and Amino Acids. Synthesis of Amino Acids. Degradation of Amino Acids. Synthesis and Catabolism of Special Nitrogenous Substances from Amino Acids. Synthesis of Urea and Uric Acid. Use of Isotopes for Studying Amino Acid Metabolism. Protein Synthesis. Intracellular Protein Degradation. Regulation of Amino Acid Metabolism. Physiological Functions of Amino Acids. Inborn Errors of Amino Acid Metabolism. Dietary Requirements of Amino Acids. Index.

About the Author

Dr. Guoyao Wu is a university distinguished professor, university faculty fellow, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research senior faculty fellow at Texas A&M University. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Texas A&M University in the past 21 years. His research focuses on the biochemistry, nutrition, and physiology of amino acids in animals at genetic, molecular, cellular, and whole-body levels. Dr. Wu is a member and elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
MEDICAL / Nutrition
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology