Submitted to: Journal of Nutrition
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2007
Publication Date: 6/1/2007
Citation: Takai, K., Bier, D.M., Cynober, L., Morris, S.M., Shimomura, Y. 2007. Aromatic amino acids and related substances: Chemistry, biology, medicine, and application. Journal of Nutrition (Supplement). 137(6S-1):1501S-1598S. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: On the occasion of the "Transdisciplinary International Conference on Aromatic Amino Acids and Related Substances," the organizing committee honors and thanks the expert participants from many areas of aromatic amino acid (AAA)3 research. In this transdisciplinary meeting, "aromatic paradigms" were pursued in structural, molecular, information, and systems biology followed by papers on metabolism, pathology, and therapy in humans. Whereas basic biosciences invariably aim at coherent accounts of life as a highly complex yet united system, problem-oriented approaches like medicine and nutrition study other aspects of the same reality. This conference holds an exceptional raison de e'tre, because all paradigms cut across the unique axis of "aromaticity," eventually leading to a theoretical and experimental coherence.