The role of amino acid transporters in inherited and acquired diseases.

  title={The role of amino acid transporters in inherited and acquired diseases.},
  author={Stefan Br{\"o}er and Manuel Palac{\'i}n},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  volume={436 2},
Amino acids are essential building blocks of all mammalian cells. In addition to their role in protein synthesis, amino acids play an important role as energy fuels, precursors for a variety of metabolites and as signalling molecules. Disorders associated with the malfunction of amino acid transporters reflect the variety of roles that they fulfil in human physiology. Mutations of brain amino acid transporters affect neuronal excitability. Mutations of renal and intestinal amino acid… 

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