Effect of Dietary Proteins and Amino Acids on the Susceptibility of Mice to Bacterial Infections

Young mice were maintained for periods of 1 to 6 weeks on experimental diets containing all known growth factors, but differing in their protein and amino acid contents. All diets were supplemented with L-cystine. The effect of the nutritional regimen on infection was tested by inoculating the animals with either one of four pathogens (Mycobacterium… CONTINUE READING