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Branched Chain Amino Acids in Clinical Nutrition

Volume 1

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Vinood B. Patel

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Basic Processes at the Cellular Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kenji Nagao, Hiroko Jinzu, Yasushi Noguchi, Makoto Bannai
      Pages 3-12
    3. Jeffrey T. Cole
      Pages 13-24
    4. Myra E. Conway, Susan M. Hutson
      Pages 25-40
    5. Takayuki Masaki
      Pages 41-47
    6. Jun Yang, Michael Dolinger, Gabrielle Ritaccio, David Conti, Xinjun Zhu, Yunfei Huang
      Pages 49-62
    7. Antje Bruckbauer, Michael B. Zemel
      Pages 87-99
    8. Gitte Dam, Peter Ott, Niels Kristian Aagaard, Lise Lotte Gluud, Hendrik Vilstrup
      Pages 101-112
    9. Asha V. Badaloo, Marvin Reid, Farook Jahoor
      Pages 113-125
  3. Inherited Defects in Branched Chain Amino Acid Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Ronald J. A. Wanders, Marinus Duran, Ference Loupatty
      Pages 129-143
    3. Song-Yu Yang, Xue-Ying He, Carl Dobkin, Charles Isaacs, W. Ted Brown
      Pages 157-169
    4. Tetsuya Takimoto, Chie Furuta, Hitoshi Murakami, Makoto Bannai
      Pages 171-180
  4. Experimental Models of Growth and Disease States: Role of Branched Chain Amino Acids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Julio Tirapegui, Daiana Vianna, Gabriela Fullin Resende Teodoro, Lucas Carminatti Pantaleão
      Pages 183-196
    3. Agus Suryawan, Teresa A. Davis
      Pages 197-210

About this book


This is the first volume in a 2-volume compendium that is the go-to source for both research- and practice-oriented information on the importance of branched chain amino acids in maintaining the nutritional status and overall health of individuals, especially those with certain disease conditions. Over 150 well recognized and respected contributors have come together to compile these up-to-date and well-referenced works. The volumes will serve the reader as the benchmarks in this complex area of interrelationships between dietary protein intakes and individual amino acid supplementation, the unique role of the branched chain amino acids in the synthesis of brain neurotransmitters, collagen formation, insulin and glucose modulation and the functioning of all organ systems that are involved in the maintenance of the body’s metabolic integrity. Moreover, the physiological, genetic and pathological interactions between plasma levels of branched chain amino acids and aromatic amino acids are clearly delineated so that students as well as practitioners can better understand the complexities of these interactions.

Branched Chain Amino Acids in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 1 covers basic processes at the cellular level, inherited defects in branched chain amino acid metabolism, and experimental models of growth and disease states.


Amino acid metabolism Dietary essential amino acids Isoleucine Leucine Muscle protein synthesis Valine

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 3
  1. 1.Intensive CareBarnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, Royal Free London NHS Foundation TrustLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Diabetes and Nutritional SciencesKings College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Branched Chain Amino Acids in Clinical Nutrition
  • Book Subtitle Volume 1
  • Editors Rajkumar Rajendram
    Victor R. Preedy
    Vinood B. Patel
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Nutrition,Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-1922-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4701-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-1923-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 270
  • Number of Illustrations 70 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
    Food Science
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