Newer Methods of Nutritional Biochemistry V1

Newer Methods of Nutritional Biochemistry V1

With Applications and Interpretations

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: Anthony Albanese
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144926

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Newer Methods of Nutritional Biochemistry: With Applications and Interpretations, Volume I, provides graduate biochemistry students and medical scientists with a compilation of biochemical procedures which have extensive applications in nutrition research. To this end, several approaches to further exploration of protein, carbohydrate, and fat metabolism and the interrelationship with enzymes, vitamins, and minerals are covered in some detail. Comprised of 11 chapters, this book discusses proteins and amino acids; utilization of dietary proteins; intestinal absorption; diet and tissue enzymes; and rates and the kinetics of enzyme formation and destruction in the living animal. It considers vitamins B1, B2, B6, niacin, and ascorbic acid; vitamin B12 and intrinsic factor; carbohydrates; fats, fatty acids, and sterols; minerals; and biostatistical methods for nutritional and metabolic investigations.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    1 Proteins and Amino Acids

    I. Introduction

    II. Nitrogen Balance

    III. Amino Acid Levels

    IV. Other Criteria of Protein Metabolism

    V. Methods


    2 Utilization of Dietary Proteins

    I. Introduction

    II. General Aspects of Protein Metabolism

    III. Assessment of Protein Efficiency

    IV. Postabsorptive Plasma Amino Acid Concentration to Indicate Protein Utilization

    V. Other Procedures for Evaluation of Protein Efficiency

    VI. Summary


    3 Intestinal Absorption

    I. Introduction

    II. General Conditions Required for Methods

    III. In Vitro Method

    IV. In Vivo Method

    V. Absorption of Lipids

    VI. Conclusion


    4 Diets and Tissue Enzymes

    I. Introduction

    II. Effect of Dietary Alterations on the Activity of Tissue Enzymes

    III. Application of Tissue Enzyme Assay in Nutrition


    5 The Rates and the Kinetics of Enzyme Formation and Destruction in the Living Animal

    I. Introduction

    II. Measurement of Protein Turnover in Vivo

    III. Catalase Synthesis and Destruction in Vivo

    IV. Summary


    6 Vitamins B1, B2, B6, Niacin, and Ascorbic Acid

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods of Estimation

    III. Nutritional Requirements for Vitamins

    IV. Biochemical Studies


    7 Vitamin B12 and Intrinsic Factor

    I. Vitamin B12—General and Chemical

    II. Biochemical Role of Vitamin B12

    III. Vitamin B12—Absorption, Excretion, and Distribution

    IV. Intrinsic Factor

    V. Vitamin B12 Peptide

    VI. Vitamin B12 and Intrinsic Factor—Nutritional and Clinical


    8 Carbohydrates

    I. Introduction

    II. Classification of Carbohydrates

    III. Carbohydrate Metabolism

    IV. Carbohydrates in Disease

    V. Role of Carbohydrates in the Diet

    VI. Normal Human Values

    VII. Newer Concepts in Carbohydrate Metabolism

    VIII. Quantitative Analytical Procedures

    IX. Paper Chromatography

    X. Tolerance Tests

    XI. Qualitative Procedures


    9 Fats, Fatty Acids, and Sterols

    I. Introduction

    II. Characterization of Various Lipid Constituents

    III. Lipid Digestion and Absorption

    IV. Lipid Transport

    V. Interrelationship between Dietary Lipids and Cholesterol Metabolism


    10 Minerals

    I. Nutritional Significance

    II. Analytical Procedures


    11 Biostatistical Methods

    I. General Introduction

    II. Scope of Chapter

    III. Data and Statistics

    IV. Classification of Data

    V. Universes and Parameters

    VI. Sampling from a Universe

    VII. Inferences about the Universe

    VIII. Machine Computation of Statistics

    IX. Analysis of Variance—One-Way Classification

    X. Simple Experimental Design—Two-Way Classification

    XI. Regression and Correlation

    XII. Counted Data

    XIII. Planning of Experiments


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 596
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144926

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