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Structure of Glutamine


This video, Prof. Yeh will introduce the structure of glutamine, which is composed by 4 elements- carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Glutamine contains two amidogens and it can transport the substances containing nitrogen from organs in the body to discharge.

Prof. Yeh further explains the mechanics of how glutamine functions. Glutamine can also maintain antioxidant capacity for the body to function normally. Finally, glutamine is the main source of energy for fast-growing cells or division cells. Fast-growing cells or cells in the division, these cells utilize energy from glutamine more than glucose. By now we have a better understanding of how glutamine can serve its function.

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