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BCAA in performance animals

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  1. BCAA By Catie Bosco

  2. Central Fatigue Hypothesis • Increase Tryptophan-increase serotonin =decrease in fatigue in horse by 15 %

  3. Human study • High Leucine diet experiment • Rats induced with MI

  4. Glycogen • Pyruvateis converted into lactate instead of acetyl-

  5. 3 Amino Acids • Leucine-increases muscle mass and helps muscle recover after exercise. It also regulates blood sugar and supplies the body with energy, as well as having an effect on protein synthesis. • Isoleucine, which can be found in the body to make Acetyl-CoA • Valine, which is used to maintain blood sugar levels

  6. Leucine • Protein Synthesis • Transcription • Initiation • Elongation

  7. Valine Study • Oklahoma State University • Extra dosage of Valine in their food did not benefit them

  8. Conclusion • Helps Performance athletes with protein synthesis • Disease

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