Evaluation of Amino Acid Requirements in Uremia by Determination of Intracellular Free-Amino-Acid Concentrations in Muscle
Many studies have documented abnormal plasma concentrations of amino acids in patient with chronic renal failure (Gulyassy et al., 1968; Young and Parsons, 1969; Giordano et al., 1970; Swendseid and Kopple, 1973). Typical findings are low concentrations of several essential amino acids and high concentrations of some nonessential amino acids. Certain abnormalities appear to be caused by renal failure whereas others, resembling those observed in subjects with low intake of protein and energy, may be related to malnutrition.
KeywordsFree Amino Acid Essential Amino Acid Plasma Amino Acid Uremic Patient Amino Acid Requirement
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