Oxygen consumption and thyroid hormones in germfree mice fed glucose-amino acid liquid diet.


Germfree rats and mice fed solid diets have previously been shown to consume less oxygen than their conventional counterparts. Young adult germfree C3H/He mice how serum T3 concentrations comparable to those of conventional mice, but their serum T4 values are 10-15% lower. Fed chemically defined liquid glucose-amino acid diets, germfree C3H mice use 27… (More)