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Dietary essential amino acids are highly anabolic in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis.
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PMID:  23357545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Current nutritional approaches have been partially successful in Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Essential amino acids mixtures with high Leucine levels (EAA) have anabolic properties in catabolic conditions, however data in CF are lacking. METHODS: On two days according a randomized crossover design, 15 pediatric CF patients ingested 6.7g EAA versus mixture of total amino acids as present in whey. Whole body protein and Arginine metabolism (as EAA lack Arginine) were assessed by stable isotope methodology. RESULTS: Protein synthesis (P<0.05) but not protein breakdown was higher after EAA and 70% higher values for net anabolism (P<0.001)were found both in patients with and without nutritional failure. Arginine turnover was lower (P<0.001) and de novo Arginine synthesis tended lower (P=0.09) after EAA. Nitric oxide synthesis was not different. CONCLUSIONS: CF patients are highly responsive to EAA intake independent of their nutritional status. Addition of Arginine to the EAA mixture may be warranted in CF.
Mariëlle P K J Engelen; Gulnur Com; Robert R Wolfe; Nicolaas E P Deutz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5010     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cyst. Fibros.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101128966     Medline TA:  J Cyst Fibros     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 European Cystic Fibrosis Society. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity, Dept. of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA; Translational Research in Aging & Longevity, Dept. of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Electronic address:
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