Dietary Phenylalanine and Brain Function

  • Richard J. Wurtman
  • Eva Ritter-Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Factors Affecting Blood Phenylalanine Levels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Benjamin Caballero, Richard J. Wurtman
      Pages 3-12
    3. L. J. Filer Jr., Lewis D. Stegink
      Pages 18-40
    4. Reuben Matalon, Kimberlee Michals, Debra Sullivan, Louise Wideroff, Paul Levy
      Pages 41-52
  3. Blood-Brain Barrier Transport of Phenylalanine

  4. Effects of Aspartame on Brain Monoamines and Seizure Thresholds in Experimental Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Matthew J. During, Ian N. Acworth, Richard J. Wurtman
      Pages 81-86
    3. Judith M. B. Pinto, Timothy J. Maher
      Pages 95-103
    4. Hugh A. Tilson, Dayao Zhao, N. John Peterson, Kevin Nanry, J.-S. Hong
      Pages 104-110
    5. K. C. Kim, M. D. Tasch, S. H. Kim
      Pages 127-130
    6. Silvio Garattini, Silvio Caccia, Maria Romano, Luisa Diomede, Giovanna Guiso, Annamaria Vezzani et al.
      Pages 131-143
  5. Behavioral and Electroencephalographic Effects of Aspartame and Phenylalanine in Humans: Possible Involvement in Seizure Thresholds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Donald L. Schomer
      Pages 151-158
    3. Bennett A. Shaywitz, Sheila M. Gillespie, Sally E. Shaywitz
      Pages 163-168
    4. Paul Spiers, Donald Schomer, LuAnn Sabounjian, Harris Lieberman, Richard Wurtman, John Duguid et al.
      Pages 169-178
    5. Wilma L. Krause, Margaret Halminski, Mary Naglak, Linda McDonald, Rino Salvo, David Freides et al.
      Pages 179-186
    6. Harris R. Lieberman, Benjamin Caballero, Gail G. Emde, Jerrold G. Bernstein*
      Pages 196-200
    7. Mark L. Wolraich
      Pages 201-206
    8. Bonnie Spring, Michael J. Bourgeois, Margarette Harden, Robert Garvin, Gary Chong
      Pages 207-210
  6. Behavioral and Neurochemical Effects of Aspartame and Phenylalanine in Patients with Phenylketonuria and Hyperphenylalaninemia

  7. Aspartame and Food Intake

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. John E. Blundell, Andrew J. Hill, Peter J. Rogers
      Pages 275-295
    3. Lawrence A. Leiter, Milly Ryan-Harshman, G. Harvey Anderson
      Pages 296-299
  8. Aspartame and Headache

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Donald R. Johns
      Pages 303-312
    3. Linda Tollefson, Robert J. Barnard, Walter H. Glinsmann
      Pages 317-337
  9. Regulatory Status of Phenylalanine as a Nutritional Supplement

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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Wurtman
    • 1
  • Eva Ritter-Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Brain and Cognitive SciencesMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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