Long-term protein deficiency in adult rats

  title={Long-term protein deficiency in adult rats},
  author={Sancia Gaetani and Elena Mengheri and Andr{\'e} Rossi and Maria Antonietta Spadoni and G P Toschi},
  journal={Neurochemical Research},
The superior cervical ganglia (SCG) of adult rats were examined for total protein, LDH and TOH activity, and S-100 and tubulin content after 30 days of a proteinfree diet. After the depletion period, significantly lower values in all these parameters, in comparison with those in animals of the same age fed the complete diet, were found. The difference between the resistance of SCG and that of CNS to protein deficiency is discussed.