Cysteine and Glutathione in Catabolic States

  title={Cysteine and Glutathione in Catabolic States},
  author={D. Breuill{\'e}a and C. Obledb},
  • D. Breuilléa, C. Obledb
  • Published 2000
For many years there has been a focus on indispensable (essential) amino acids in both enteral and parenteral nutrition. These are considered to be those the body cannot synthesize because it lacks the necessary enzymes. However, over the last 20 years evidence has accumulated that the requirement of some nonindispensable amino acids may be increased under certain conditions – either physiological (pregnancy and lactation) or pathological (for example, burns, cancer). In these situations… CONTINUE READING