Glutamine and the immune system

Vinicius Fernandes Cruzat, Philip Newsholme

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Glutamine is recognized as a crucial and versatile amino acid for cell survival and growth, playing an important role in metabolism. Moreover, compared to all other amino acids in the body, glutamine is present at the highest extracellular concentration, and is considered the most abundant free amino acid. In fact, in addition to glucose, glutamine represents a primary nutrient for maintenance of the body’s homeostasis (Newsholme et al. 2003a).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutrition, Immunity, and Infection
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781482253986
ISBN (Print)9781482253979
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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