Dietary protein prior to renal ischemia dramatically affects postischemic kidney function.

Abstract

Male Sprague-Dawley rats were maintained on high protein (60%), normal protein (20%), low protein (5%), or no protein (0%) diets for two or four weeks prior to 45 minutes of renal ischemia induced by renal pedicle clamping. Most (93%) of the rats on the high protein diet died within three days following renal ischemia. In addition, 69% of the rats on normal… (More)

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