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Current Protein & Peptide Science


ISSN (Print): 1389-2037
ISSN (Online): 1875-5550

Review Article

Nutrients Mediate Bioavailability and Turnover of Proteins in Mammals

Author(s): Cunxi Nie, Fei Xie, Ning Ma, Yueyu Bai*, Wenju Zhang* and Xi Ma*

Volume 20 , Issue 7 , 2019

Page: [661 - 665] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1389203720666190125111235

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As a major component of biologically active compounds in the body, proteins contribute to the synthesis of body tissues for the renewal and growth of the body. The high level of dietary protein and the imbalance of amino acid (AA) composition in mammals result in metabolic disorders, inefficient utilization of protein resources and increased nitrogen excretion. Fortunately, nutritional interventions can be an effective way of attenuating the nitrogen excretion and increasing protein utilization, which include, but are not limited to, formulating the AA balance and protein-restricted diet supplementing with essential AAs, and adding probiotics in the diet. This review highlights recent advances in the turnover of dietary proteins and mammal’s metabolism for health, in order to improve protein bioavailability through nutritional approach.

Keywords: Dietary protein, turnover, bioavailability, amino acid balance, gut microbiota, probiotics.

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