Characteristic Metabolism of Free Amino Acids in Cetacean Plasma: Cluster Analysis and Comparison with Mice

@inproceedings{Miyaji2010CharacteristicMO,
  title={Characteristic Metabolism of Free Amino Acids in Cetacean Plasma: Cluster Analysis and Comparison with Mice},
  author={Kazuki Miyaji and Kenji Nagao and Makoto Bannai and Hiroshi Asakawa and Kaoru Kohyama and Dai Ohtsu and Fumio Terasawa and Shu Ito and Hajime Iwao and Nobuyo Ohtani and Mitsuaki Ohta},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
From an evolutionary perspective, the ancestors of cetaceans first lived in terrestrial environments prior to adapting to aquatic environments. Whereas anatomical and morphological adaptations to aquatic environments have been well studied, few studies have focused on physiological changes. We focused on plasma amino acid concentrations (aminograms) since they show distinct patterns under various physiological conditions. Plasma and urine aminograms were obtained from bottlenose dolphins… CONTINUE READING