Expression of the ornithine decarboxylase gene in response to asparagine in intestinal epithelial cells.

Abstract

Refeeding fasted rats significantly stimulates mucosal growth and ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), the rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of polyamines, but the exact mechanism responsible for induction of ODC at the molecular level is unknown. Of normal dietary constituents, the amino acid asparagine markedly increases ODC activity and mucosal growth… (More)

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@article{Wang1996ExpressionOT, title={Expression of the ornithine decarboxylase gene in response to asparagine in intestinal epithelial cells.}, author={J. Y. Wang and Mary Jane Viar and Patrick M. Blanner and L. R. Johnson}, journal={The American journal of physiology}, year={1996}, volume={271 1 Pt 1}, pages={G164-71} }