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Newer Methods of Nutritional Biochemistry V3 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123956477, 9780323146463

Newer Methods of Nutritional Biochemistry V3

1st Edition

With applications and interpretations

Editor: Anthony Albanese
eBook ISBN: 9780323146463
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 544
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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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