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1st Edition

Biochemical and Health Implications

ISBN 9780849385681
Published November 21, 2001 by CRC Press
280 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Historically, the amino acid tryptophan has been considered to play a role in cancer development and the aging process. In recent times, this nutrient has been associated with eosinophila myalgia syndrome - a new human disease that attacks the muscular system. This detailed book examines the implications of the large measure of fresh information gained in recent years. Tryptophan: Biochemical and Health Implications presents an up-to-date, comprehensive view of how L-tryptophan acts and discusses its pivotal role in protein metabolism.

Table of Contents

Tryptophan: A Unique Entity
Findings in Deficiency States
Chemical Pathways, Protein Metabolism, and Interrelationships
Blood and Hormonal Responses to Tryptophan (Lack or Excess)
Tryptophan Effects or Influences on Biological Processes
Effects or Influences on Organ Systems
Pharmacology and Selected Therapeutic Uses
Serotonin and Melatonin
The Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome
Tryptophan: Past and Future Directions

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