Special Issue "Dietary Leucine in Humans: From Physiology to Pathologic State"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Christophe Moinard
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Fundamental and Applied Bioenergetics, Grenoble Alpes University, INSERM U 1055, Grenoble, France
Interests: amino acids; muscle; aging; nitrogen homeostasis; critical care; personalized nutrition; protein-energy malnutrition
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Besides its role as a protein component and as an energy substrate, leucine has many metabolic properties that make it a unique amino acid. For nearly half a century, intense research has made it possible to explore many of the metabolic properties of leucine. Hence, leucine is now recognized as an important regulator of protein synthesis, proteolysis, energy metabolism, insulin action, cancer, brain function, athletic performance, etc. In addition, based on these data, leucine is used as a pharmaconutrient in many situations, while the scope of application is constantly increasing. As a result, many food supplements and clinical nutrition supplements contain leucine. It therefore seems important to be able to provide the most complete update on the subject. That is why we would be very honored if you would agree to contribute to this Special Issue by writing a review around the theme of “Dietary Leucine in Humans: From Physiology to Pathologic State”.

We hope that you will agree to participate in this Special Issue and contribute to its success.

Prof. Christophe Moinard
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • protein synthesis
  • ergogenic properties
  • diabetes
  • aging
  • cancer
  • brain
  • safety
  • food supplement
  • critical care

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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