Amino acid disposition by liver and gastrointestinal tract after protein and glucose ingestion.


Hepatic uptake and gut and splanchnic output of amino acids were determined after administration of protein and glucose loads in conscious dogs with indwelling catheters in the femoral artery and portal and hepatic veins. Oral or parenteral glucose given with a beef meal blunted the rise in arterial amino acids relative to that seen with ingestion of beef… (More)