How does PD change muscle protein use?
PD is the only form of dialysis that removes protein-bound solutes. But, PD also "induces a new state in muscle protein dynamics," finds a new study, decreasing protein turnover rates and reducing their efficiency. Treatments like use of amino or ketoacids, vitamin D, exercise, and myostatin antagonism for malnourished patients may help.
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