Amino acids: Chemistry and metabolism in normal and hypercatabolic states

Evasio Pasini, Roberto Aquilani, Francesco S. Dioguardi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Amino acids are the "alphabet" of protein structure, determining many of the properties of proteins. Amino acids are rapidly absorbed and readily available in the blood. In the cell, amino acids maintain protein stores and counteract hormone-mediated catabolic stimuli. Thus, amino acid supplementation may be effective in counteracting the metabolic and morphologic consequences of the hypercatabolic state of chronic diseases such as heart failure, diabetes mellitus, or liver cirrhosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number8 SUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 22 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Amino acids: Chemistry and metabolism in normal and hypercatabolic states'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this