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  • Effects of leucine and its metabolite β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate on human skeletal muscle protein metabolism. 

    Wilkinson, DJ; Hossain, T; Hill, DS; Phillips, BE; Crossland, H; Williams, J; Loughna, P; Churchward-Venne, TA; Breen, L; Phillips, SM; Etheridge, T; Rathmacher, JA; Smith, K; Szewczyk, NJ; Atherton, PJ (Wiley, 2013-06-01)
    Maintenance of skeletal muscle mass is contingent upon the dynamic equilibrium (fasted losses-fed gains) in protein turnover. Of all nutrients, the single amino acid leucine (Leu) possesses the most marked anabolic ...