Sulphur amino acids and immune functions

  title={Sulphur amino acids and immune functions},
  author={George Grimble},
This chapter describes the metabolic background to the dietary requirements for the sulphur amino acids methionine and cysteine and the interrelationships between their metabolism and that of early harbingers of immune activation; methyl-metabolism and polyamine synthesis. The chapter describes clinical situations in which sulphur amino acids may become conditionally essential (e.g. HIV/AIDS, cancer, arthritis) and may require supplementation with these amino acids or their analogues. © 2013… CONTINUE READING