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Leucine : Biology, Consumption & Benefits, Hardback Book

Leucine : Biology, Consumption & Benefits Hardback

Edited by Sophia R. Newman


Leucine is a branched-chain essential amino acid. It accounts for approximately one-fifth of the requirements for essential amino acids.

Leucine facilitates insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and insulin signalling in skeletal muscle cells.

This book includes chapters on the physiological roles of leucine and the effects of leucine supplementation; the syntheses, properties and applications of the main leucine containing polymers and materials made of them that up to now have been studied; and the effects of hydroxy- beta methylbutyrate (HMB) and alpha-ketoisocaproate (KIC), which are metabolites of leucine on muscle function and sports performance based on recent findings.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 75 pages
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Physiology
  • ISBN: 9781634825931