Dietary proteins and amino acids in the control of the muscle mass during immobilization and aging: role of the MPS response

@article{Cholewa2017DietaryPA,
  title={Dietary proteins and amino acids in the control of the muscle mass during immobilization and aging: role of the MPS response},
  author={Jason Michael Cholewa and Dominique Dardevet and Fernanda Lima-Soares and Kassiana de Ara{\'u}jo Pess{\^o}a and Paulo H. Oliveira and Jo{\~a}o Ricardo dos Santos Pinho and Humberto Nicastro and Z Xia and Christian Emmanuel Torres Cabido and Nelo E Zanchi},
  journal={Amino Acids},
  year={2017},
  volume={49},
  pages={811-820}
}
Dietary proteins/essential amino acids (EAAs) are nutrients with anabolic properties that may increase muscle mass or attenuate muscle loss during immobilization and aging via the stimulation of muscle protein synthesis (MPS). An EAA’s anabolic threshold, capable to maximize the stimulation of MPS has been hypothesized, but during certain conditions associated with muscle loss, this anabolic threshold seems to increase which reduces the efficacy of dietary EAAs to stimulate MPS. Preliminary… CONTINUE READING