Role of glutamine in immunologic responses.

  title={Role of glutamine in immunologic responses.},
  author={Douglas W. Wilmore and Judith K Shabert},
  volume={14 7-8},
Glutamine has traditionally been thought of as a nonessential amino acid, but laboratory and clinical data suggests that it may be essential during certain inflammatory conditions, such as infection and injury. Glutamine is a necessary nutrient for cell proliferation, serves as a specific fuel for inflammatory cells and enterocytes, and, when present in appropriate concentrations, enhances cell function. During inflammatory states, glutamine consumption may outstrip endogenous production and a… CONTINUE READING

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