Dietary and systemic phenylalanine utilization for mucosal and hepatic constitutive protein synthesis in pigs.

@article{Stoll1999DietaryAS,
  title={Dietary and systemic phenylalanine utilization for mucosal and hepatic constitutive protein synthesis in pigs.},
  author={Barbara Stoll and Douglas Burrin and Joseph F Henry and Farook Jahoor and Peter J. Reeds},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={276 1},
  pages={G49-G57}
}
The objective of this study was to quantify the utilization of dietary and systemic phenylalanine for mucosal and hepatic constitutive protein synthesis in piglets. Seven female piglets (7.6 kg) bearing arterial, portal, peripheral venous, and gastric catheters were fed a high-protein diet and infused intragastrically with U-13C-labeled protein and intravenously with [2H( phenyl)5]phenylalanine ([2H5]phenylalanine) for 6 h. The isotopic enrichment of the two phenylalanine tracers was measured… CONTINUE READING