Nitrogen metabolism of the intestine during digestion in a teleost fish, the plainfin midshipman (Porichthys notatus).

@article{Bucking2013NitrogenMO,
  title={Nitrogen metabolism of the intestine during digestion in a teleost fish, the plainfin midshipman (Porichthys notatus).},
  author={Carol Bucking and Christophe Lemoine and Paul M. Craig and Patrick J. Walsh},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={216 Pt 15},
  pages={2821-32}
}
Digestion affects nitrogen metabolism in fish, as both exogenous and endogenous proteins and amino acids are catabolized, liberating ammonia in the process. Here we present a model of local detoxification of ammonia by the intestinal tissue of the plainfin midshipman (Porichthys notatus) during digestion, resulting in an increase in urea excretion of gastrointestinal origin. Corroborating evidence indicated whole-animal ammonia and urea excretion increased following feeding, and ammonia levels… CONTINUE READING

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