Effect of protein level and inanition on glutamine content of rat tissues

Tigerman, H.; MacVICAR, R.W.

Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 72(3): 651-653

1949


ISSN/ISBN: 0037-9727
PMID: 15400825
DOI: 10.3181/00379727-72-17531
Accession: 013693871

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Abstract
Four diets were used in this investigation. Their protein contents varied from 0 to 40 per cent., being balanced by inverse changes in sugar content. All other constituents, including vitamin supplements, remained constant. Young adult male rats, after a 10-day equilibration period, were given these diets for 10 days and then killed by bleeding under light ether anaesthesia. Other comparable rats were deprived of food for varying periods after the equilibration period and then killed.