Effects of exaggerated amino acid and protein supply in man

Experientia. 1991 Feb 15;47(2):168-72. doi: 10.1007/BF01945420.


A general update review of the dynamic aspect of protein metabolism is presented. The effect of excess protein level on protein metabolism has been the object of a limited number of studies in man. From the information available, it appears that the primary regulatory pathway for body protein homeostasis is the process of amino acid (protein) oxidation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / metabolism*
  • Body Composition
  • Body Weight
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Dietary Proteins / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Nitrogen / metabolism
  • Physical Education and Training


  • Amino Acids
  • Dietary Proteins
  • Nitrogen