Importance of glutamine to insulin secretion, insulin action, and Glycemic control

Gaewyn Ellison, Cyril Mamotte, Vinicius Fernandes Cruzat, Philip Newsholme

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Glutamine affects not only insulin secretion, but also insulin action, including reducing insulin resistance and improving glycemic control in certain physiological conditions. In this chapter we outline the action of insulin, identify metabolic states associated with positive effects of glutamine supplementation, summarize ndings from studies of the effects of glutamine supplementation on insulin action and glycemic control and discuss possible mechanisms by which glutamine affects insulin secretion and action.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlutamine
Subtitle of host publicationBiochemistry, Physiology, and Clinical Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781482234305
ISBN (Print)9781482234299
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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