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Biochemical and Health Implications, 1st Edition

By Herschel Sidransky

CRC Press

280 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2001-11-21
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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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
MEDICAL / Nutrition