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Effect of a dietary combined vitamin C and E supplementation on the liver, kidneys and brain arginase activity in non-pregnant and pregnant rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes

Ersr, M.; Nazroglu, M.; Tasdemr, B.; Smsek, M.

Revue de Medecine Veterinaire 157(8/9): 445-449


ISSN/ISBN: 0035-1555
Accession: 012780589

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As nitrogen metabolism is exacerbated during diabetes mellitus and/or pregnancy, and because arginase catalyses the arginine hydrolysis into ornithine and urea, this enzyme activity as well as the ornithine content were investigated in tissues (liver, kidney and brain) from pregnant or non pregnant streptozotocin (STZ) diabetic rats supplemented or not with antioxidant vitamins (C and E).

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