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Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of Mammals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483232553, 9781483267661

Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of Mammals

1st Edition

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Editor: Anthony A. Albanese
eBook ISBN: 9781483267661
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1950
Page Count: 166
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Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of Mammals focuses on the determination of the protein and amino acid requirements of various mammals, including man in particular.

The selection first offers information on some species and age differences in amino acid requirements and the methods of measuring the nutritive value of protein hydrolysates and amino acid mixtures. Discussions focus on assay methods based on protein regeneration; specificity of amino acid requirements; amino acid requirements for nitrogen equilibrium in the adult; and composition of tissue proteins and amino acid requirements for growth. The text then examines the laboratory evaluation of amino acid mixtures and protein hydrolysates and dietary proteins and synthesis of tissue proteins. Topics include role of dietary proteins in the hypertrophy of gonads, effect of dietary proteins on repletion of liver proteins, and effect of dietary proteins on the synthesis of plasma proteins. The publication examines the protein and amino acid requirements of man, including qualitative amino acid requirements of various species, growth and protein and amino acid needs, and metabolic interactions of essential and nonessential amino acids.

The selection is a dependable reference for researchers interested in the determination of the protein and amino acid requirements of mammals, including man.

Table of Contents



Some Species and Age Differences in Amino Acid Requirements

I. Introduction

II. An Experimental Study

III. Keratin Synthesis in Protein Nutrition

IV. Composition of Tissue Proteins and Amino Acid Requirements for Growth

V. Amino Acid Requirements for Nitrogen Equilibrium in the Adult

VI. A Theory of Protein Metabolism

VII. A Schematic Representation of Protein Metabolism

VIII. Summary


Methods of Measuring the Nutritive Value of Protein Hydrolysates and Amino Acid Mixtures. The Rat Repletion Method

I. Introduction

II. Protein Evaluation Methods—The Older Methods

III. Assay Methods Based on Protein Regeneration

IV. Methods of Chemical Scoring

V. Specificity of Amino Acid Requirements

VI. Racemic Amino Acid Mixtures

VII. Summary


The Laboratory Evaluation of Amino Acid Mixtures and Protein Hydrolysates

I. Introduction

II. Experimental

III. Discussion


Dietary Proteins and Synthesis of Tissue Proteins

I. Introduction

II. The Effect of Dietary Proteins on the Synthesis of Plasma Proteins

III. The Effect of Dietary Proteins on Repletion of Liver Proteins

IV. The Role of Dietary Proteins in the Hypertrophy of Gonads

V. Discussion


The Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of Man

I. Species Differences in Protein Needs

II. Qualitative Amino Acid Requirements of Various Species

III. Quantitative Amino Acid Requirements of Rat and Man

IV. Growth and Protein and Amino Acid Needs

V. Effect of Nutritional State on N-Requirements

VI. Metabolic Interactions of Essential and Nonessential Amino Acids

VII. Influence of Calories on N-Equilibrium and Amino Acid Requirements

VIII. Influence of Vitamins on N-Metabolism

IX. Relation of Hormones, Proteins and Amino Acids

X. Summary




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