Digestion and Absorption of Dietary Protein

Annu Rev Med. 1990;41:133-9. doi: 10.1146/annurev.me.41.020190.001025.


Dietary protein is normally assimilated in an efficient manner following the action of gastrointestinal proteases. A number of pathological conditions can alter this process, with deleterious nutritional consequences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dietary Proteins / metabolism*
  • Digestion / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Absorption / physiology*
  • Reference Values


  • Dietary Proteins