Effect of glutamine supplementation on protein metabolism and glutathione in tumor-bearing rats.

The effect of glutamine (GLN)-supplemented total parenteral nutrition (TPN) on tumor growth and protein metabolism was investigated in tumor-bearing rats. Six days after implantation of AH109A hepatoma, rats received isonitrogenous TPN without or with alanyl-glutamine (25% of total N) for a period of 6 days. Protein turnover was assessed by continuous… CONTINUE READING