Animals are dependent on preformed alpha-amino nitrogen as an essential nutrient.

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It has traditionally been thought that animals can utilize ammonia for amino acid biosynthesis, and that for them some amino acids are nutritionally nonessential. Presumably this idea originates from the notions of Schoenheimer (G. L. Foster et al. [1939] J. Biol. Chem. 127, 319-327) and of Rose (W. C. Rose et al. [1948] J. Biol. Chem. 176, 753-762), which… (More)

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@article{Katagiri2002AnimalsAD, title={Animals are dependent on preformed alpha-amino nitrogen as an essential nutrient.}, author={Masayuki Katagiri and Masahiko Nakamura}, journal={IUBMB life}, year={2002}, volume={53 2}, pages={125-9} }