Plasma amino acid clearance as an indicator of hepatic function and high-energy phosphate in hepatic ischemia.

A major function of the liver is to maintain normal levels of plasma amino acids. This function may depend in part on tissue levels of high-energy phosphate. Experiments were performed in adult mongrel dogs to assess the relationship between plasma amino acid clearance (PAAC) and tissue high-energy phosphate after 90 minutes of warm hepatic ischemia. In… (More)