The Molecular Nutrition of Amino Acids and Proteins

  • ID: 3692657
  • Book
  • 368 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The Molecular Nutrition of Amino Acids and Proteins provides an in-depth look at the involvement and role of amino acids and proteins in molecular nutrition. Editor Dominique Dardevet has assembled a collection of chapters written by leading researchers and top professors that provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of amino acids and proteins.

The book provides an introduction to the fundamentals of amino acids and proteins as well as the composition of food. It then delves into the molecular biology of the cell and genetic machinery and its function. The Molecular Nutrition of Amino Acids and Proteins also features reference guides for terms and bullet-point summaries, making it readily accessible to novices while still providing the most up-to-date and detailed information that experienced researchers need.

- Provides a gentle introduction to the subject by first addressing nutritional information and then building in molecular aspects, clearly establishing fundamental information for the reader- Facilitates reader comprehension by including succinct summary points in each chapter- Contains a glossary of definitions that allows readers to easily reference terms- Provides both a deep and broad understanding of the subject by containing overviews as well as detail-focused chapters

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SECTION 1: General and Introductory Aspects SECTION 2: Cellular Apsects of Protein and Amino Acids Metabolism in Anabolic and Catabolic Situations SECTION 3: Cellular and Molecular Actions of Amino Acids in Nonprotein Metabolism SECTION 4: Dietary Amino Acid and Protein on Gene Expression

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Dardevet, Dominique
Dr. Dominique Dardevet is a senior member of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France. He is attached to the Human Nutrition department in the Nutrition, Metabolism and Muscle Mass team (NuTriM). Dr. Dardavet has managed a number of pre-clinical and clinical studies on the effect of the quality of dietary proteins and amino acids on postprandial skeletal muscle anabolism. He collaborated with research groups in USA, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Brazil and published about 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts on protein and amino acid metabolism. Dr. Dardavet obtained his PhD degree in Physiology, Endocrinology and Nutrition in 1993 at the Blaise Pascal University (France).
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