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Glutathione and Sulfur Amino Acids in Human Health and Disease by Roberta Masella, Giuseppe Mazza

Glutathione and Sulfur Amino Acids in Human Health and Disease



Glutathione and Sulfur Amino Acids in Human Health and Disease by Roberta Masella, Giuseppe Mazza

This book gives researchers and their associates a comprehensive review of the biochemistry, absorption, metabolism, biological activities, disease prevention, and health promotion of glutathione and sulfur amino acids. Discussion deals with the complex relationship between GSH and sulfur amino acids and their physiological role, as well as they and their metabolites possible role in chronic-degenerative diseases. Special attention is paid to the molecular mechanisms for the modulation of transcription factors and enzyme activities. Finally, the book covers the nutritional and therapeutic significance of dietary sulfur amino acids, as shown in human and animal models.

About the Author

Roberta Masella works as Head of the Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, at Istituto Superiore di Sanita (ISS). She was previously head of the Gastroenterology Unit in the Laboratory of Metabolism and Pathological Biochemistry at ISS. She is the author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications, as well as seventy presentations at international congresses. Giuseppe (Joe) Mazza is the Principal Food and Bioscience Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, British Columbia, and an adjunct professor in food science and nutrition at the Universities of Manitoba and British Columbia. A prolific author and editor of over 200 journal articles and twelve books, he is on the editorial boards of World of Food Science, Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, Italian Journal of Food Science, and Journal of Functional Foods.

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Publication date

17th July 2009


Roberta Masella, Giuseppe Mazza

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Wiley-Blackwell an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


598 pages


Biology, life sciences
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