, Volume 21, Issue 7, pp 361–368 | Cite as

Aspects biochimiques de la nutrition protidique

  • B. Blanc


The concept of the dual function of protides (amino acids and proteins), which serve in turn as nutritional or constitutional elements, has been described. This concept has been used as the dominant principle in the description of the participation of protides in the beginnings of life on earth. It has also been used in the description of the latest theories of protein synthesis and of the requirements in essential amino acids. Finally, the validity of this concept and its importance in the mechanism of continual renewal of tissues and in the maintenance of the corporal physiological integrity of the organism has been underlined by the description of the various phases of kwashiorkor.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Blanc
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  1. 1.Institut de Biochimie et Institut Suisse des VitaminesLausanneSuisse

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