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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Muscle protein metabolism in various clinical conditions

MPS MPB NPB
Normal (post-prandial) ++ + +
Normal (fasting) + ++ -
Catabolic state (fasting) +++ ++++++ ---
Catabolic state (protein supply) ++++ ++++++ --
Catabolic state (rehabilitation) ? ? -

The number of (+) or (–) signs indicates the relative rate of synthesis or breakdown of muscle protein, respectively. MPS = muscle protein synthesis; MPB = muscle protein breakdown; NPB = net protein balance.

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