2. Nitrogen Balance and Protein Turnover – Protein and Amino Acids in Human Nutrition

  1. David A Bender

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118357514.ch2

Amino Acid Metabolism, Third Edition

Amino Acid Metabolism, Third Edition

How to Cite

Bender, D. A. (2012) Nitrogen Balance and Protein Turnover – Protein and Amino Acids in Human Nutrition, in Amino Acid Metabolism, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118357514.ch2

Author Information

  1. University College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470661512

Online ISBN: 9781118357514

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Keywords:

  • nitrogen balance and protein turnover, and amino acids in human nutrition;
  • nitrogen balance, nitrogenous intake of and nitrogen loss;
  • measurement of nitrogen balance, in determining protein requirements;
  • adaptation to habitual protein intake, and levels of protein intake;
  • tissue protein catabolism;
  • autophagosomes and nutrient limitations in cells;
  • constant infusion modification, isotopic enrichment of end products;
  • whole-body protein turnover rates, greater;
  • nitrogen balance studies, amino acid in maintaining nitrogen balance;
  • biological assays of protein quality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Nitrogen balance and protein requirements

  • Requirements for individual amino acids

  • The fate of amino acid carbon skeletons and the thermic effect of protein

  • Inter-organ metabolism of amino acids

  • Transport of amino acids across membranes

  • Further reading