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Metabolic effects of glutamine on insulin sensitivity

  title={Metabolic effects of glutamine on insulin sensitivity},
  author={A. Molfino and Ferdinando Logorelli and M. Muscaritoli and A. Cascino and I. Preziosa and F. R. Fanelli and A. Laviano},
  journal={Nutritional therapy & metabolism},
  • A. Molfino, Ferdinando Logorelli, +4 authors A. Laviano
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Nutritional therapy & metabolism
  • Glutamine, the most abundant free amino acid in human plasma, has outstanding nutritional and non-nutritional properties. Glutamine regulates immune function and modulates cell metabolism. In particular, its administration showed a positive effect on glucose oxidation and on insulin resistance in different experimental and clinical studies. In humans, glutamine acts as both a substrate and modulator of its metabolism to glucose. In trauma patients and in critical illness, parenteral glutamine… CONTINUE READING
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