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Enhancing Protein Understanding: Exploring Ideal Protein and Absorption through Molecular Techniques

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 202

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Department of Animal Production and Health, Veterinary Public Health and Food Science and Technology (PASAPTA), Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU, CEU Universities, 46113 Valencia, Spain
Interests: statistic analysis; OMICs; metabolomics; nutrition; animal; protein
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nutrition serves as a fundamental pillar for the well-being of individuals, with protein emerging as a pivotal nutrient critical to various physiological functions, including reproduction and growth.

Inadequate protein levels in one’s diet can have adverse effects on different traits. Conversely, an excess of protein not only incurs significant energy costs but also leads to the undesirable consequence of excessive nitrogen excretion. Consequently, the concept of ideal protein revolves around dietary protein featuring an amino acid profile precisely tailored to an individual’s specific requirements.

Recent strides in molecular techniques have opened up promising avenues, providing powerful tools that enable a more profound exploration of the ideal amino acid profile customized for each animal/plant/person. This advancement propels the ideal protein concept to a higher echelon of precision.

This Special Issue warmly invites original research or review papers delving into the mechanisms that can advance our understanding of ideal protein nutrition. Contributions across diverse research domains, such as human nutrition, animal-plant production, and animal conservation, among others, are encouraged. The assertions put forth in the papers should be underpinned by robust data and evidence. Your valuable contributions are poised to significantly contribute to the advancement of our knowledge in the field of ideal protein nutrition.

Prof. Dr. Pablo Jesús Marín-García
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • ideal protein
  • amino acid
  • metabolomics
  • OMICs
  • essential
  • lysine
  • methionine
  • threonine
  • nitrogen
  • environment

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