Arginine transport in catabolic disease states.

@article{Pan2004ArginineTI,
  title={Arginine transport in catabolic disease states.},
  author={Ming Ming Pan and Haroon Asif Choudry and Mark J. Epler and Qinghe Meng and Anne M. Karinch and Chengmao Lin and Wiley W. Souba},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={134 10 Suppl},
  pages={
          2826S-2829S; discussion 2853S
        }
}
Arginine appears to be a semiessential amino acid in humans during critical illness. Catabolic disease states such as sepsis, injury, and cancer cause an increase in arginine utilization, which exceeds body production, leading to arginine depletion. This is aggravated by the reduced nutrient intake that is associated with critical illness. Arginine depletion may have negative consequences on tissue function under these circumstances. Nutritional regimens containing arginine have been shown to… CONTINUE READING

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