Dietary protein quality alters ornithine decarboxylase activity but not vitamin B-6 nutritional status in rats.

@article{Sampson1995DietaryPQ,
  title={Dietary protein quality alters ornithine decarboxylase activity but not vitamin B-6 nutritional status in rats.},
  author={David Arthur Sampson and Stephen C Harrison and Steven D. Clarke and Xueying Yan},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1995},
  volume={125 8},
  pages={2199-207}
}
Weanling male rats were fed diets that varied in protein quality (casein or wheat gluten) and vitamin B-6 (0.0, 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 mg pyridoxine HCl/kg diet) to test the hypotheses that low protein quality would depress vitamin B-6 nutritional status and that activity of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) would be a sensitive functional indicator of vitamin B-6 nutritional status. The wheat gluten diet depressed body weight gain approximately 17% at higher vitamin B-6 levels, as expected. However… CONTINUE READING