Incidence of the circadian rhythm of the excretion pattern on acetate absorption and metabolism in the rabbit hind-gut.


Acetate absorption in the hind-gut of anaesthetized rabbits was evaluated by measuring variations in the concentration of acetate in caecocolonic loops and in arterial and venous plasma. In vivo metabolism in gut and liver tissues was studied using [1-14C]acetate. Interrelations between acetate absorption and metabolism and both phases of the excretory… (More)