Physiological Functions of Proteinogenic Amino Acid

Shigeki Furuya, Tsutomu Fukuwatari

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The symposium entitled “Physiological Functions of Proteinogenic Amino Acid” is being held at the 22nd IUNS-ICN International Congress of Nutrition in December 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. The symposium is cochaired by Dr. Shigeki Furuya from Kyushu University and Dr. Tsutomu Fukuwatari from The University of Shiga Prefecture, co-organized by the International Council on Amino Acid Science and Japanese Society for Amino Acid Sciences. In recent years, amino acid researchers have made great strides in finding the physiological functions of proteinogenic amino acids and their metabolites, and opened a new era for amino acid and nutritional sciences. The goal of this symposium is to highlight the novel and important physiological function of proteinogenic amino acids from nutritional aspects. This amino acids symposium features 4 speakers, each presenting novel insights into mechanisms by which amino acids participate in brain function, diabetes, taste functions and energy metabolism, respectively. Dr. Gilles Bonvento from University Paris-Saclay/CNRS/CEA talks about the role of serine in brain function. Dr. Ara Koh from Pohang University of Science and Technology, POSTECH, presents histidine-derived microbial imidazole propionate in diabetes. Dr. Hisayuki Uneyama from Ajinomoto Co., Inc., talks about taste functions of amino acids for improving health and wellbeing. Dr. Jorge L Ruas from Karolinska Institute describes the tryptophan-kynurenine pathway in the regulation of energy metabolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S28-S30
JournalJournal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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