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Effect of maternal protein deprivation on enzymatic development in newborn rats

Kang-Lee, Y.A.; Harper, A.E.

Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 149(3): 610=4

1975


ISSN/ISBN: 0037-9727
PMID: 238215
DOI: 10.3181/00379727-149-38862
Accession: 000352997

Postnatal development of liver tyrosine aminotransferase and glucose-6-phosphatase, expressed as activity/g liver, occurred as rapidly in young from pregnant rats given throughout gestation a diet containing 4% casein as in young from rats given the control diet containing 18% casein supplemented with 0.3% L-methionine. Total enzyme activity/liver was less in young from deprived mothers because of their smaller size.

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