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A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of proteins in the diet, characterized by adaptive enzyme changes in the liver, increase in amino acid synthetases, and diminution of urea formation, thus conserving nitrogen and reducing its loss in the urine. Growth, immune response, repair, and production of enzymes and hormones are all impaired in severe protein deficiency. Protein deficiency may also arise in the face of adequate protein intake if the protein is of poor quality (i.e., the content of one or more amino acids is inadequate and thus becomes the limiting factor in protein utilization). (From Merck Manual, 16th ed; Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 12th ed, p406)
- Protein Deficiency
- Deficiency, Protein
- Deficiencies, Protein
- Protein Deficiencies
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Protein Deficiency" by people in Profiles.
Protein energy malnutrition impairs homeostatic proliferation of memory CD8 T cells. J Immunol. 2012 Jan 01; 188(1):77-84.
Fluid, electrolytes, and nutrition: minutes matter. Adv Neonatal Care. 2010 Oct; 10(5):248-55.
Effects of protein deficiency on plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin and 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D in the rat. Am J Clin Nutr. 1980 Oct; 33(10):2174-6.