Role of leucine in protein metabolism during exercise and recovery.

@article{Layman2002RoleOL,
  title={Role of leucine in protein metabolism during exercise and recovery.},
  author={Donald K Layman},
  journal={Canadian journal of applied physiology = Revue canadienne de physiologie appliquee},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={
          646-63
        }
}
  • D. Layman
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Biology
  • Canadian journal of applied physiology = Revue canadienne de physiologie appliquee
Exercise produces changes in protein and amino acid metabolism. These changes include degradation of the branched-chain amino acids, production of alanine and glutamine, and changes in protein turnover. One of the amino acid most affected by exercise is the branched-chain amino acid leucine. Recently, there has been an increased understanding of the role of leucine in metabolic regulations and remarkable new findings about the role of leucine in intracellular signaling. Leucine appears to exert… 

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