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Branched Chain Amino Acids in Clinical Nutrition

Volume 2

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Vinood B. Patel

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Role of Branched Chain Amino Acids in Healthy Individuals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rajavel Elango, Ronald O. Ball, Paul B. Pencharz
      Pages 3-13
    3. Andre R. Nelson, Leonidas G. Karagounis, David S. Rowlands
      Pages 15-32
    4. Pablo Christiano Barboza Lollo, Jaime Amaya-Farfan, Carolina Soares Moura, Priscila Neder Morato
      Pages 33-47
  3. Branched Chain Amino Acids: Status in Disease States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Haipeng Sun, Yibin Wang
      Pages 81-88
    3. M. Esther Gallardo, Teresa Galera, Rafael Garesse, Belén Bornstein
      Pages 89-101
    4. Tomoko Kutsuzawa, Munetaka Haida
      Pages 127-137
  4. Branched Chain Amino Acids and Liver Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Masashi Kuwahata, Yasuhiro Kido
      Pages 159-168
    3. Ken Shirabe, Toru Ikegami, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yoshihiko Maehara
      Pages 191-200
    4. Takehiro Okabayashi, Akihito Kozuki, Tatsuaki Sumiyoshi, Yasuo Shima
      Pages 201-214

About this book


This is the second volume in a 2-volume compendium that is the go-to source for both research- and practice-oriented information on the importance of branched chain amino acids in maintaining the nutritional status and overall health of individuals, especially those with certain disease conditions.  Over 150 well recognized and respected contributors have come together to compile these up-to-date and well-referenced works. The volumes will serve the reader as the benchmarks in this complex area of interrelationships between dietary protein intakes and individual amino acid supplementation, the unique role of the branched chain amino acids in the synthesis of brain neurotransmitters, collagen formation, insulin and glucose modulation and the functioning of all organ systems that are involved in the maintenance of the body’s metabolic integrity.  Moreover, the physiological, genetic and pathological interactions between plasma levels of branched chain amino acids and aromatic amino acids are clearly delineated so that students as well as practitioners can better understand the complexities of these interactions. 

Branched Chain Amino Acids in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 2 covers the role of branched chain amino acids in healthy individuals, and branched chain amino acid status in disease states, liver diseases, and supplementation studies in certain patient populations.


Amino Acid Metabolism Dietary essential amino acids Isoleucine Leucine Muscle protein synthesis Valine

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 3
  1. 1.Intensive CareBarnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, Royal Free London NHS Foundation TrustLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Diabetes and Nutritional SciencesKings College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Branched Chain Amino Acids in Clinical Nutrition
  • Book Subtitle Volume 2
  • Editors Rajkumar Rajendram
    Victor R. Preedy
    Vinood B. Patel
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Nutrition,Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-1913-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5604-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-1914-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 333
  • Number of Illustrations 71 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
    Food Science
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