Glutamine metabolism and utilization: Relevance to major problems in health care

B. Moskovitz, Y. Katz, P. Singer, O. Nativ, B. Rosenberg

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Abstract

Glutamine plays an important role in normal and pathophysiological states. In this review we describe the biochemical synthesis and degradation pathways of glutamine, as well as its utilization by the immune system and in rapidly dividing cells. Also discussed are glutamine behaviour in catabolic states and the therapeutic implications of this amino acid in total parenteral nutrition, digestive diseases and cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-71
Number of pages11
JournalPharmacological Research
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amino acids
  • Glutamine
  • Total parenteral nutrition

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