Newer Methods of Nutritional Biochemistry V3

Newer Methods of Nutritional Biochemistry V3

With applications and interpretations

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editor: Anthony Albanese
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146463

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Newer Methods of Nutritional Biochemistry: With Applications and Interpretations, Volume III presents the pressing problems in emergency feeding of populations in developing areas of the world with emphasis on the need for simple procedures to assess utilization of dietary proteins. This book reviews the criterion of protein utilization and considers the important components of protein metabolism. Organized into 11 chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the metabolic changes induced by deficiencies of essential nutrients. This text then examines the problems of human protein needs in the light of the food habits of vegetarians. Other chapters explore lipid metabolism in terms of its dynamic mechanisms. This book discusses as well the significance of minerals in the utilization of primary foodstuffs, namely, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The final chapter deals with the methodology for studies in human nutrition. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, graduate students, and clinical researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to this Volume


    Contents of other Volumes

    1 Urinary Excretion of Amino Acids

    I. Introduction

    II. Free Amino Nitrogen

    III. Amino Acid Metabolites

    IV. Normal Urinary Free Amino Acid Pattern

    V. Amino Acid Excretion in Abnormal States

    VI. Analytical Methods

    VII. Summary


    2 Nutritional Aspects of Protein Reserves

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of Concept of Protein Reserves

    III. Protein Reserves in the Growing Animal

    IV. Protein Reserves in the Adult

    V. Nature and Site of Protein Reserves

    VI. Usefulness of Protein Reserves

    VII. Implications


    3 In Vitro Protein Evaluation

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemical Scores

    III. Integrated Amino Acid Indices

    IV. Chemical Methods of Evaluating Protein Quality

    V. Enzymatic and Microbiological Methods for Measuring Protein Quality

    VI. The Pepsin Digest-Residue (PDR) Amino Acid Index

    VII. Modifications of the PDR Index

    VIII. Conclusion


    4 Availability of Plant Proteins

    I. Introduction

    II. Plant Protein Resources

    III. Amino Acid Composition

    IV. Nutritive Value

    V. Nitrogen Balance Studies in Humans on Vegetarian Diets Based Mainly on Cereals and Millets (with and without Amino Acid Supplementation)

    VI. Use of Plant Proteins in Child Feeding

    VII. Discussion

    VIII. Summary


    5 Lipoprotein Transport

    I. Introduction

    II. Chylomicron Formation

    III. Disposal of Chylomicrons

    IV. Free Fatty Acid Mobilization

    V. Triglycerides of Plasma Lipoproteins

    VI. Cholesterol of Plasma Lipoproteins

    VII. Proteins of Plasma Lipoproteins

    VIII. Energy Expenditure Derived from Fat

    IX. Carbohydrate-Lipid Interrelationships

    X. Alcohol-Induced Hyperlipemia


    6 Chemical Assay of Adrenocorticosteroids

    I. Introduction

    II. Source and Preparation of Test Material

    III. Chromatographic Separations

    IV. Fluorescence Assay

    V. Radioisotope Assay

    VI. Other Physical Methods


    7 Studies of Zinc Metabolism

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods of Analysis

    III. Zinc in Tissues

    IV. Biochemically Recognized Functions

    V. Accumulation and Turnover of Zinc-65 in Animal Tissues

    VI. Zinc-Hormone Interrelations

    VII. The Zinc-Deficiency Syndrome

    VIII. Zinc Requirements and Dietary Factors Influencing Utilization

    IX. Clinical Aspects

    X. Toxicity


    8 Folates in Human Nutrition

    I. Introduction

    II. General and Chemical

    III. Biochemical Functions of Folic Acid

    IV. Folate Absorption, Tissue Distribution, and Excretion

    V. Minimal Daily Requirement for Folic Acid

    VI. Clinical and Laboratory Findings in Folate Deficiency

    VII. Interrelations of Folate with Vitamin B12 and Ascorbate


    9 Functional Evaluation of Nutritional Status: Thiamine

    I. Introduction

    II. Thiamine Evaluation

    III. Methods


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146463

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