Part I. Role of Branched Chain Amino Acids in Healthy Individuals.- 1. Tolerability of leucine.- 2. Leucine-protein supplemented recovery and exercise.- 3. Use of whey and leucine on muscle.- 4. Branched chain amino acids and muscle atrophy protection.- 5. Role of branched chain amino acids in cellular and organ damage: the prognostic significance of the preoperative branched chain amino acid to tyrosine ratio.- Part II. Branched Chain Amino Acids: Status in Disease States.- 6. Branched chain amino acids in heart failure.- 7. Mitochondrial tRNA valine in cardiomyopathies.- 8. Branched chain amino acids on psychomotor performance.- 9. The branch chain amino acids in the context of other amino acids in traumatic brain injury.- 10. Branched chain amino acids in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.- Part III. Branched Chain Amino Acids and Liver Diseases.- 11. Identification of branched chain amino acids; underlying molecular pathways using transcriptomic analysis: application to cirrhosis.- 12. Branched chain amino acids supplementation and plasma albumin.- 13. Late evening snack, branched chain amino acids and cirrhosis.- 14. Branched chain amino acids and organ transplantation.- 15. Basic aspects in prevention of post-transplant bacteremia by branched chain amino acids.- 16. Branched chain amino acids and postoperative quality of life.- Part IV. Branched Chain Amino Acid Supplementation Studies in Certain Patient Populations.- 17. Leucine-protein functional adaptation in the clinical setting.- 18. Branched chain amino acids supplementation and glycemic control.- 19. Leucine supplementation and insulin resistance.- 20. Weight loss and branched chain amino acids and their metabolites.- 21. Branched chain amino acid cocktails and skin.- 22. Branched chain amino acids in inherited muscle disease: the case of Duchhene muscular dystrophy.- 23. Use of branched chain amino acids (BCAA) during radiotherapy.- 24. Oral branch chain amino acids and encephalopathy.- 25. Web based resources, and suggested readings.
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