Glutamic acid, twenty years later

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This review examines progress in understanding the physiologic functions of glutamic acid in the body since the first symposium on glutamic acid physiology and biochemistry was held at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan in 1978. The topics reviewed, although not exhaustive, include the metabolism of glutamic acid, umami taste, the role of glutamic acid as a neurotransmitter, glutamate safety and the development of new drugs resulting from the knowledge of the neurodegeneration induced by high doses of glutamic acid.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Nutrition
Issue number4 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4- isoxazole propionate
  • Central nervous system
  • Glutamate transporters
  • Glutamic acid
  • Metabolism
  • Metabotropic receptors
  • Monosodium glutamate
  • N-methyl-D-aspartate
  • Neurodegeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science


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