The amino acid balance in blood is constantly regulated and maintained at certain levels. Amino acids make various metabolic networks in the body. When we get sick the metabolism balance often changes, which affects the amino acid concentration in our blood.
Using this knowledge Ajinomoto Group developed AminoIndex technology. AminoIndex technology detects health risks by comparing the amino acid balance in blood samples against indexes of multiple amino acid concentrations.
Based on research by Ajinomoto Group
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Various cancers, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer's disease and many other conditions can trigger changes in the amino acid concentration in blood.
Although the balance of the concentration of amino acids in blood is kept constant, when we become sick this balance fluctuates differently depending on the sickness and this can be used to diagnose certain maladies or for evaluating the efficacy of drugs. Why the amino acid concentration changes? Because of metabolic, immunological, of functional changes related to the process of the diseases.
With AminoIndex technology it is possible to quickly check for health risks using a small blood sample. This makes it ideal for monitoring and diagnosing health conditions. Ajinomoto Group will also use AminoIndex technology for analysis and use the knowledge learned from this analysis to develop new amino acid products.