Mechanism of urea nitrogen binding by proposed oxidized starch gastrointestinal absorbents

@article{Stern1975MechanismOU,
  title={Mechanism of urea nitrogen binding by proposed oxidized starch gastrointestinal absorbents},
  author={I. J. Stern and Richard Izzo and Z. Y. Jo Wang and William E Beschorner},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={1975},
  volume={31},
  pages={1065-1066}
}
By use of14-C label it was demonstrated that apparent binding of urea N to polyaldehyde starch was probably preceeded by hydrolysis to ammonium ion. Thus direct urea binding was not the mechanism through which ingested polyaldehyde starch might increase fecal N excretion in uremic patients.