N-carbamoyl-L-glutamate plus L-arginine can protect ammonia intoxication in rats with reduced functional liver mass.

We previously reported the protective effect of N-carbamoyl-L-glutamate plus L-arginine in rats given a lethal dose (LD99.9) of ammonium acetate (Kim, S. et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 69, 3530-3533, 1971; ref.1). The present study was undertaken to find out whether the same compounds could also be effective even after the functional mass of the liver was… (More)