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Amino Acids

Edited by: Dr. Guoyao Wu

SpringerPlus and Dr. Guoyao Wu of Texas A&M University are proud to present an open access forum for publication of scientifically valuable manuscripts in the fields of Amino Acid, Peptide and Protein Research.

Linked to the existing Springer subscription journal Amino Acids, the Amino Acids Article Collection provides our authors with a high quality route to open access publication across a broader research scope.

Subject matters for the Article Collection include both specific and interdisciplinary coverage of the following aspects of amino acid, peptide and protein research:

Biochemistry, biomedicine, chemistry, food science, immunology, nutrition, physiology, pharmacology, reproduction, and toxicology of amino acids, peptides, and proteins, as well as genetics and bioinformatics related to synthesis, catabolism, and utilization of these fascinating substances in humans, animals (including fish), microorganisms, and plants.

We welcome direct submissions of reviews and original research articles related to amino acids, as well as their products (including peptides, proteins, peptides, and metabolites) in biomedicine, agriculture, and other disciplines of biological sciences. The Collection will also consider so-called ‘negative result’ studies.

Submission Instructions:

If your manuscript meets the aims and scope of this individual Collection, please first follow all of the SpringerPlus Submission Guidelines.

During submission, at the "Additional Information" section, please select that you are submitting to an Article Collection, and choose “Amino Acids” from the list.

Collection Articles:

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  1. Content type: Research

    Strenuous exercise following overnight fasting increases fat oxidation during exercise, which can modulate training adaptation. However, such exercise induces muscle protein catabolism by decreasing blood insu...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kato, Hiromi Suzuki, Yoshiko Inoue, Tetsuya Takimoto, Katsuya Suzuki and Hisamine Kobayashi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1299

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  2. Content type: Research

    Glutamate (Glu) plays various roles directly or through conversions to other amino acids in intracellular metabolisms such as energy source for enterocytes and precursor for nucleic acids. In this study, we ex...

    Authors: Chika Yoshida, Mayumi Maekawa, Makoto Bannai and Takeshi Yamamoto

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1021

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    New potentiometric experiments have been performed in NaCl and in (CH3)4NCl media, to determine the protonation constants, the protonation enthalpy changes and the solubility of six natural α-amino acids, namely...

    Authors: Clemente Bretti, Ottavia Giuffrè, Gabriele Lando and Silvio Sammartano

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:928

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  4. Content type: Research

    Muscle growth requires a constant supply of amino acids (AAs) from the blood. Therefore, plasma AA profile is a critical factor for maximizing the growth performance of animals, including pigs. This research w...

    Authors: Naresh Regmi, Taiji Wang, Mark A. Crenshaw, Brian J. Rude, Guoyao Wu and Shengfa F. Liao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:888

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  5. Content type: Research

    The administration of l-arginine hydrochloride has been used for testing pituitary secretion in humans, and as an experimental model for induction of acute pancreatitis in rats and mice. Whereas in the first case...

    Authors: Asunción Cremades, Jesús del Rio-Garcia, Ana Lambertos, Carlos López-Garcia and Rafael Peñafiel

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:616

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  6. Content type: Research

    A comparative study was performed to identify differences in the amino acid composition of the eyes from zebrafish (Danio rerio) and sardine (Sardina pilchardus) larvae and their link to the environmental adaptio...

    Authors: Francesca Falco, Marco Barra, Matteo Cammarata, Angela Cuttitta, Sichao Jia, Angelo Bonanno, Salvatore Mazzola and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:519

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  7. Content type: Research

    Increasing energy demand has spurred interest in the use of biofuels. Jatropha curcas (physic nut), an inedible oilseed, is a potential source of bioenergy. The seeds, however, contain allergens such as Jat c 1, ...

    Authors: Livia Maia Crespo, Natalia Deus de Oliveira, Renato Augusto Damatta, Viviane Veiga do Nascimento, Thais Pacheco Soares and Olga Lima Tavares Machado

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:454

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  8. Content type: Research

    Whey protein is generally found to be faster digested and to promote faster and higher increases in plasma amino acid concentrations during the immediate ~60 min following protein ingestion compared to casein....

    Authors: Jean Farup, Stine Klejs Rahbek, Adam C. Storm, Søren Klitgaard, Henry Jørgensen, Bo M. Bibby, Anja Serena and Kristian Vissing

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:382

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  9. Content type: Research

    Detection and quantification of lysine degradation metabolites in plasma is necessary for the diagnosis and follow-up of diseases such as pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy. The principal metabolites involved in t...

    Authors: Izabella A. Pena, Lygia A. Marques, Angelo B. A. Laranjeira, José A. Yunes, Marcos N. Eberlin and Paulo Arruda

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:172

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  10. Content type: Research

    Hydrolyzed fish proteins (H-pro) contains high concentrations of free amino acids and low molecular peptides that potentially benefit health. The following study aimed to test whether the water soluble phase o...

    Authors: M. Espe, E. Holen, J. He, F. Provan, L. Chen, K. B. Øysæd and J. Seliussen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:658

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  11. Content type: Review

    Sandal (Santalum album L) contains several interesting amino acids and amines which are not seen in other plants. This includes cis-4-hydroxy-l-proline in free form in leaves, flowers and seeds while trans-4-hydr...

    Authors: Ramadasan Kuttan, Beena Panikkar and Ponnamparambil Purushothaman Binitha

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:546

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    We have developed a highly sensitive and specific method for quantification of salivary 3-hydroxybutyrate (3HB), 3-hydroxyisobutyrate (3HIB), 3-hydroxy-3-methylbutyrate (3HMB) and 2-hydroxybutyrate (2HB), whic...

    Authors: Teruo Miyazaki, Akira Honda, Tadashi Ikegami, Junichi Iwamoto, Tadakuni Monma, Takeshi Hirayama, Yoshifumi Saito, Kouwa Yamashita and Yasushi Matsuzaki

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:494

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  13. Content type: Research

    The oral pre-administration of proline, one on the non-essential amino acids, has been shown to effectively protect the liver from D-galactosamine (GalN)-induced liver injury and dramatically improve the survi...

    Authors: Yoko Obayashi, Harumi Arisaka, Shintaro Yoshida, Masato Mori and Michio Takahashi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:199

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  14. Content type: Research

    The newly discovered extracellular death factor (EDF) is a pentapeptide with the sequence NNWNN in Escherichia coli. It was reported that it participated in the cell death process mediated by toxin-antitoxin syst...

    Authors: Zhongyi Yan, Guodong Li, Yanfeng Gao, Wenjie Zhai, Yuanming Qi and Mingxia Zhai

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:182

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  15. Content type: Research

    The tryptophan metabolite, kynurenic acid (KYNA), is a preferential antagonist of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor at endogenous brain concentrations. Recent studies have suggested that increase of brai...

    Authors: Airi Sekine, Misaki Okamoto, Yuka Kanatani, Mitsue Sano, Katsumi Shibata and Tsutomu Fukuwatari

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:48

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  16. Content type: Software

    Statistical tables are an essential component of scientific papers and reports in biomedical and agricultural sciences. Measurements in these tables are summarized as mean ± SEM for each treatment group. Resul...

    Authors: Houssein I Assaad, Yongqing Hou, Lan Zhou, Raymond J Carroll and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:33

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  17. Content type: Research

    The Trichoderma genus consists of a group of free-living filamentous fungi, including species able to act as biological control agents (BCAs) against pathogenic fungi. It is believed that this ability is due to s...

    Authors: João PC Brito, Marcelo HS Ramada, Mariana TQ de Magalhães, Luciano P Silva and Cirano J Ulhoa

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:600

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