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
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.