Effect of dietary thiamin deficiency on intestinal functions in rats.

  title={Effect of dietary thiamin deficiency on intestinal functions in rats.},
  author={Safrun Mahmood and Harinder M. Dani and Akhtar Mahmood},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={40 2},
The effect of dietary thiamin deficiency has been studied on intestinal functions and chemical composition of brush border membranes in rats. Intestinal uptake of glucose, glycine, alanine, and leucine was significantly stimulated in thiamin deficiency compared to pair-fed control group. Studies with glucose and glycine revealed that stimulation of the absorption process occurs only in the presence of Na+ but not in its absence. Km measured in the presence of 140 mM Na+ for glucose and glycine… Expand
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