Diets causing taurine depletion in cats substantially elevate postprandial plasma cholecystokinin concentration.

@article{Backus1995DietsCT,
  title={Diets causing taurine depletion in cats substantially elevate postprandial plasma cholecystokinin concentration.},
  author={R C Backus and Quinton R. Rogers and Grace L. Rosenquist and John Calam and James G. Morris},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1995},
  volume={125 10},
  pages={2650-7}
}
Excessive secretion of the intestinal hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) was postulated to cause diet-related taurine depletion in cats. To test this hypothesis, plasma CCK-like immunoreactivity (CCK-LI) was measured in cats given four diets, two purified and two canned, that contained similar concentrations of protein, fat, moisture and taurine but produced variable rates of taurine depletion. Plasma CCK-LI was measured by RIA with a tyrosine-sulfate specific, C-terminal anti-serum, validated for… CONTINUE READING