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Title Glutamine and Athletics
Description Glutamine and Athletics - Evaluating glutamine as a nutritional supplement to boost immune function in the athlete
Creation Date 01 July 2000
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Glutamine, the most abundant amino acid in the body, is also one of the most extensively studied, partly because of its association with the functioning of the immune system. It appears that systemic glutamine and enteral glutamate is most extensively utilised by the small intestine. The rapidly dividing enterocytes and cells of the immune system, neutrophils, lymphocytes and macrophages, appear to utilise glutamine -derived energy to maintain membrane integrity and for other cellular processes such as phagocytosis.
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