Leucine metabolism during chronic ethanol consumption.


Chronic ethanol consumption is known to increase plasma concentrations of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) in rats and man, but the mechanisms of this effect are not known. Chronic ethanol consumption may increase levels of BCAA by altering protein turnover and/or by affecting the oxidation of BCAA. These possibilities were investigated in rats pair-fed… (More)


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@article{Bernal1993LeucineMD, title={Leucine metabolism during chronic ethanol consumption.}, author={Claudio Bernal and J. A. Vazquez and Sasan Adibi}, journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental}, year={1993}, volume={42 9}, pages={1084-6} }