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close this bookProtein-Energy Interactions (International Dietary Energy Consultative Group - IDECG, 1991, 437 pages)
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close this folder2. Protein metabolism and requirements
View the document2.1. Amino acid oxidation
View the document2.2. Amino acid requirements
View the document2.3. Protein requirements during pregnancy and lactation
View the document2.4. Control of urea recycling from the gut
View the document2.5. Limits to the de novo synthesis of 'conditionally essential' amino acids
View the document2.6. Special roles of particular amino acids

2.6. Special roles of particular amino acids

Research should be directed towards understanding the regulatory influence of particular amino acids with known or putative actions, such as glutamine, as well as the regulatory influence of overall levels of dietary amino acids on homeostatic, homeorhetic and functional responses. The question whether leucine has a specific effect on protein synthesis is not yet completely resolved.