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Nutritional response to feeding L-phenyllactic, shikimic and D-quinic acids in weanling rats

Seifter, E.; Rettura, G.; Reissman, D.; Kambosos, D.; Levenson, S.M.

Journal of Nutrition 101(6): 747-754


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-3166
PMID: 5103847
Accession: 014581596

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Rats were given purified or chemically defined diets low in phenylalanine for from 5 to 10 days. L-Phenylalanine supplementation permitted a growth response of 4 g daily with a feed efficiency of 3 (g feed eaten/g weight gained). L-Phenyllactic acid produced a maximum growth rate about one-half of that induced by phenylalanine. The activity of shikimic acid was even lower and was equivalent to one-quarter of the rate with phenyllactic acid.

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