Liver and muscle proteolytic activity in male growing rats fed a field bean (Vicia faba L.) diet.


Total liver cathepsin A and D and gastrocnemius acid proteolytic activities have been evaluated in male growing rats fed ad libitum over periods of 15 and 30 days on 20%-protein diets containing either casein or raw field bean (Vicia faba L.) as protein sources. It has been found that, compared to the control casein-fed rats, those fed the legume diet… (More)


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