Choline cannot be replaced by propanolamine in mice.


Choline is an important nutrient for humans and animals. Animals obtain choline from the diet and from the catabolism of phosphatidylcholine made by phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PEMT). The unique model of complete choline deprivation is Pemt(-/-) mice that are fed a choline-deficient diet. This model, therefore, can be used for the… (More)


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