Effect of isoleucine supplementation on the growth of rats fed zein or corn diets.

@article{Benton1955EffectOI,
  title={Effect of isoleucine supplementation on the growth of rats fed zein or corn diets.},
  author={D. Benton and A. Harper and C. A. Elvehjem},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={1955},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          13-9
        }
}
Abstract Isoleucine was found to be limiting for the growth of rats fed corn diets supplemented with lysine, tryptophan, valine, and threonine or 24% zein diets supplemented with most of the essential amino acids. Since phenylalanine, which is known to be present in zein at quite a high level, was also found to be limiting for the growth of rats fed 21% of zein, it was suggested that all of the essential amino acids in zein were utilized poorly. This was further substantiated when rats fed… Expand
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