Amino Acids Working Group Meeting Book (May 22, 2018)

Nutritional Significance • D -amino acids primarily reflect protein quality, since in nutritional products the protein is a vehicle for delivering amino acid substrates for protein synthesis. Free amino acids substitute for protein in elemental formulas.

Nutritional Significance • Taurine is a major component of bile (e.g., taurocholic acid). It is important for cardiovascular function, and development and function of skeletal muscle, the retina and the central nervous system.

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