Containing all the new as well as classical methodologies used in the investigation of amino acid and protein metabolism in human and animal models, this book is needed because of the dramatic increase in research in this field. There is no other book currently on the market that covers these methods of investigation.
Methods for Investigation of Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism explores areas such as amino acid transfer across tissue membranes, past and new applications using stable isotopes, protein synthesis in organs and tissues, and more. Because of the importance of research methods in the field of amino acid and protein nutrition and metabolism, this book facilitates the reader's integration of the concepts involved in these investigative research methods and their corollaries.
In addition to helping any nutrition investigator design and conduct appropriate research protocols in this area of nutrition, this book assists students who are planning to investigate amino acid and protein metabolism in humans or laboratory animals.

chapter 1|21 pages

Investigation of Amino Acid Transfer Across Tissue Membranes

ByPeter M. Taylor, Sylvia Y. Low

chapter 3|20 pages

Protein Synthesis in Organs and Tissues: Quantitative Methods in Laboratory Animals

ByTeresa A. Davis, Marta L. Fiorotto, Douglas G. Burrin, Rhonda C. Vann

chapter 4|13 pages

The Measurement of the Rate of Synthesis of Liver-Derived Plasma Proteins

ByFarook Jahoor, Peter J. Reeds

chapter 5|20 pages

Evaluation of the Adaptation to Protein Restriction in Humans

ByL. John Hoffer

chapter 7|14 pages

The Use of GC-C-IRMS for the Analysis of Stable Isotope Enrichment in Nitrogenous Compounds

ByCornelia C. Metges, Klaus J. Petzke

chapter 8|12 pages

Use of Isotope Dilution Methods to Investigate Glutamine Metabolism in vivo in Humans

ByDominique Darmaun, Christine Bobin-Dubigeon

chapter 9|20 pages

The Application of Muscle Biopsy in the Study of Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism

ByPeter Fürst, Katharina S. Kuhn

chapter 10|9 pages

Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism in the Elderly

ByNaomi K. Fukagawa, Dorothy Y. Fisher

chapter 11|17 pages

Evaluation of Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism in the Fetus

ByPatti J. Thureen, William W. Hay

chapter 12|15 pages

Analysis of Proteins in Human Milk

ByClemens Kunz

chapter 13|20 pages

Studying Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism in Burn and Other Trauma Patients

ByYong-Ming Yu, Colleen M. Ryan, Wei Cai

chapter 14|17 pages

Methods for Investigation of Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism in Diabetes Mellitus

ByRobert C. Albright, K. Sreekumaran Nair