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: 01/06/2015
- Category: Physiology
- ISBN: 9781634825931