Effect of L-leucine-supplemented diet on the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide content of rat liver.

Abstract

The hepatic nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) content was significantly lower in rats fed a diet supplemented with 0.45-10% L-leucine for 1-3 weeks than in control rats fed laboratory chow (24.6% protein). High dietary levels of leucine did not affect the activity of hepatic tryptophan pyrrolase or quinolinate phosphoribosyltransferase, which are key… (More)

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