Mechanism of hepatic assimilation of dipeptides. Transport versus hydrolysis.


To investigate dipeptide assimilation by the liver, a series of interrelated experiments were performed in rats. Partial hepatectomy prolonged the plasma half-life (min) of Gly-Ala (3.42 +/- 0.22 versus 4.90 +/- 0.35, p less than 0.05) but had no significant effect on plasma half-life of Gly-Leu, Gly-Pro, or Gly-Sar. We then investigated the rate of… (More)

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