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Biotechnology of Food and Feed Additives

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Attention for Chapter 269: Amino Acids in Human and Animal Nutrition.
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Chapter title
Amino Acids in Human and Animal Nutrition.
Chapter number 269
Book title
Biotechnology of Food and Feed Additives
Published in
Advances in biochemical engineering biotechnology, March 2014
DOI 10.1007/10_2014_269
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-66-243760-5, 978-3-66-243761-2
Authors

Karau A, Grayson I, Andreas Karau, Ian Grayson

Abstract

: Amino acids are key components of human and animal nutrition, both as part of a protein-containing diet, and as supplemented individual products. In the last 10 years there has been a marked move away from the extraction of amino acids from natural products, which has been replaced by efficient fermentation processes using nonanimal carbon sources. Today several amino acids are produced in fermentation plants with capacities of more than 100,000 tonnes to serve the requirements of animal feed and human nutrition. The main fermentative amino acids for animal nutrition are L-lysine, L-threonine, and L-tryptophan. DL-Methionine continues to be manufactured for animal feed use principally by chemical synthesis, and a pharmaceutical grade is manufactured by enzymatic resolution. Amino acids play an important role in medical nutrition, particularly in parenteral nutrition, where there are high purity requirements for infusion grade products. Amino acids are also appearing more often in dietary supplements, initially for performance athletes, but increasingly for the general population. As the understanding of the effects of the individual amino acids on the human metabolism is deepened, more specialized product mixtures are being offered to improve athletic performance and for body-building.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 33 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 17%
Researcher 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Professor 3 9%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 6 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 11%
Chemistry 3 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Other 7 20%
Unknown 6 17%

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