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Plasma Amino Acid Concentrations in Cancer Cachexia

  • Steven Hochwald
  • Martin Heslin
Part of the Medical Intelligence Unit book series (MIU.LANDES)

Abstract

Cancer cachexia is characterized by alterations in a variety of metabolic processes. These include changes in the rates of gluconeogenesis, protein synthesis, and oxidative catabolism.1−4 Since circulating amino acids serve as substrates for all these processes, studies involving the characterization of the concentration of plasma free amino acids in cancer patients is of interest. In addition, studying patterns of plasma amino acid variations might provide information concerning the derangement in metabolism occurring in certain tumor types and with progressive illness.

Keywords

Amino Acid Metabolism Cancer Group Branch Chain Amino Acid Amino Acid Concentration Cancer Cachexia 
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  • Steven Hochwald
  • Martin Heslin

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