Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of Mammals

Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of Mammals

1st Edition - January 1, 1950

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  • Editor: Anthony A. Albanese
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267661

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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

  • Contributors


    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



Product details

  • No. of pages: 166
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1950
  • Published: January 1, 1950
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267661

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Anthony A. Albanese

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