Life-long protein malnutrition in the rat (Rattus norvegicus) results in altered patterns of craniofacial growth and smaller individuals.

@article{Lobe2006LifelongPM,
  title={Life-long protein malnutrition in the rat (Rattus norvegicus) results in altered patterns of craniofacial growth and smaller individuals.},
  author={Shannon L Lobe and Marica Bernstein and Rebecca Z German},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2006},
  volume={208 6},
  pages={
          795-812
        }
}
Dietary protein is a limiting factor in mammalian growth, significantly affecting the non-linear trajectories of skeletal growth. Young females may be particularly vulnerable to protein malnutrition if the restriction is not lifted before they become reproductive. With such early malnutrition, limited amino acids would be partitioned between two physiological objectives, successful reproduction vs. continued growth. Thus, the consequences of protein malnutrition could affect more than one… CONTINUE READING
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