Effect of arginine deficiency on mammary gland development in the rat.

The effect of dietary arginine deficiency on rat mammary gland development was investigated in pregnant rats and ovariectomized nonpregnant rats. Consumption of an arginine-deficient diet from day 0 of pregnancy significantly reduced the total DNA and RNA content of the mammary gland by day 20. Pair-feeding studies revealed that reduced food intake… CONTINUE READING