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Tryptophan: Biochemical and Health Implications


ISBN10: 849385687
ISBN13: 9780849385681

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $199.95
Pages: 280
Publish date: november 2001

Covers the nutritional, biochemical, and health implications linked to the amino acid tryptophan Examines tryptophan's association with a new human disease-eosinophila myalgia syndrome Covers tryptophan's links to cancer development and the aging process Discusses tryptophan's neurobiological and neurochemical roles in the formation and levels of serotonin and melatonin Examines new information relating to tryptophan's metabolism and action Historically, the amino acid tryptophan has been considered to play a role in cancer development and the aging process. In recent times, this nutrient has been associated with eosinophila myalgia syndrome - a new human disease that attacks the muscular system. This detailed book examines the implications of the large measure of fresh information gained in recent years. Tryptophan: Biochemical and Health Implications presents an up-to-date, comprehensive view of how L-tryptophan acts and discusses its pivotal role in protein metabolism.