Factors contributing to alterations in skeletal muscle and plasma amino acid profiles in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence of abnormal protein metabolism in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as reflected by lower plasma branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) concentrations and different muscle amino acid (AA) patterns than in age-matched control subjects. OBJECTIVE We examined whether the low plasma BCAA… (More)

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@article{Engelen2000FactorsCT, title={Factors contributing to alterations in skeletal muscle and plasma amino acid profiles in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.}, author={Mari{\"e}lle P. K. J. Engelen and Edwin Wouters and Nicolaas E P Deutz and Paul P. C. A. Menheere and A. M. Schols}, journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition}, year={2000}, volume={72 6}, pages={1480-7} }