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Tryptophan: Dietary Sources, Functions and Health Benefits
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Editors: Blake L. Whitley and Sarah H. Thornton
Book Description:
This book presents topical research in the study of the dietary sources, functions and health benefits related to tryptophan. Topics discussed include molecular imprinting for chiral separation of tryptophan; tryptophan ingestion improves the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin and may be related with delay of some conditions of aging; the role of tryptophan residues in antimicrobial activity and membrane interactions; the health benefits from tryptophan supplementation in humans and the metabolism of tryptophan and evaluation of tryptophan supplmentation on fish larval growth and frequency of skeletal deformities. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents:

Molecular Imprinting for Chiral Separation of Tryptophan: Potentials and Prospects, pp. 1-37
(Costas Kiparissides, Olympia Kotrotsiou, Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece)

Tryptophan Ingestion Improves the Synthesis of Serotonin and Melatonin and May Be Related with Delay of Some Conditions of Aging, pp. 39-57
(S. Esteban, C. Garau, S. Aparicio, M.C. Nicolau, R.V. Rial, Institut Universitari de Ciències de la Salut, University of Balearic Island, Palma, Spain)

Role of Tryptophan Residues in Antimicrobial Activity and Membrane Interactions, pp. 59-82
(In-sok Hwang, Jaeyong Cho, Juneyoung Lee, Dong Gun Lee, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea)

Metabolism of Tryptophan and Evaluation of Tryptophan Supplementation on Fish Larval Growth and Frequency of Skeletal Deformities, pp. 82-95
(Margarida Saavedra, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP/IPIMAR-CRIPSul), Olhão, Portugal)

Health Benefits from Tryptophan Supplementation in Humans: Is there Sufficient Scientific Evidence?, pp. 97-110
(Daniel Keszthelyi, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands)


      Human Anatomy and Physiology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012 1st quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-445-5
   Status: AV
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