Nitrogen Balance and Protein Requirements: Definition and Measurements

  • Paulo Tessari


Nitrogen is a main body component and is required for both tissue protein synthesis and the production of several nitrogenous compounds involved in a variety of functions (hormones, immune mediators, neurotransmitters, antioxidant defences, etc.)Thus, the body nitrogen content should be both quantitatively and qualitatively normal, as well as normally maintained, to ensure normal body functions.


Nitrogen Balance Protein Requirement Dietary Protein Intake Amino Acid Requirement Amino Acid Oxidation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo Tessari
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  1. 1.Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Chair of MetabolismUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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