Amino acids: metabolism, functions, and nutrition

@article{Wu2009AminoAM,
  title={Amino acids: metabolism, functions, and nutrition},
  author={Guoyao Wu},
  journal={Amino Acids},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={1-17}
}
  • Guoyao Wu
  • Published 20 March 2009
  • Biology
  • Amino Acids
AbstractRecent years have witnessed the discovery that amino acids (AA) are not only cell signaling molecules but are also regulators of gene expression and the protein phosphorylation cascade. Additionally, AA are key precursors for syntheses of hormones and low-molecular weight nitrogenous substances with each having enormous biological importance. Physiological concentrations of AA and their metabolites (e.g., nitric oxide, polyamines, glutathione, taurine, thyroid hormones, and serotonin… 
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