Below are protein studies related to satiety, metabolism, protein synthesis, physical activity, and weight managment.
Leucine content of dietary proteins is a determinant of postprandial skeletal muscle protein synthesis in adult rats. Norton, L.E., G.J. Wilson, C.J. Moulton, P.J. Garlick & D.K. Layman Nutrition & Metabolism 2012, 9:67 doi:10.1186/1743-7075-9-67 online
Leucine or carbohydrate supplementation reduces postprandial muscle protein synthesis in rats AMPK and eEF2 phosphorylation and extends postprandial muscle protein synthesis in rats Gabriel J. Wilson, Donald K. Layman, Christopher J. Moulton, Layne E. Norton, Tracy G. Anthony, Christopher G. Proud, S. Indu Rupassara and Peter J. Garlick. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 301:E1236-E1242, 2011. First published September 13, 2011; doi:10.1152/ajpendo.00242.2011.Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 301:E1236-E1242, 2011. First published September 13, 2011
The Effects of Consuming Frequent, Higher Protein Meals on Appetite and Satiety During Weight Loss in Overweight/Obese Men. Leidy HJ, Tang M, Armstrong CL, Martin CB, Campbell WW. Obesity 2011; 19: 818-824
Dietary protein intake is associated with lean mass change in older, community-dwelling adults: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Houston DK, Nicklas BJ, Kritchevsky SB, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2008;87:150-5.
Effects of an omnivorous diet compared with a lactoovovegetarian diet on resistance-training-induced changes in body composition and skeletal muscle in older men. Campbell WW, Barton ML Jr., Cyr-Campbell D, Evans WJ, et al. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1999;70:1032-9.