How much protein do parenteral amino acid mixtures provide?

  title={How much protein do parenteral amino acid mixtures provide?},
  author={L John Hoffer},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={94 6},
It is commonly assumed that the weight of the amino acids in a parenteral amino acid mixture equals the amount of protein they provide. This assumption ignores the fact that the molecular weight of free amino acids is 18 mass units greater than when they are protein bound. The actual amount of protein substrate provided by commonly used free amino acid mixtures was determined by analyzing the amino acid composition of 3 commonly used parenteral amino acid solutions and the proteins that would… CONTINUE READING

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