Postprandial increases in nitrogenous excretion and urea synthesis in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis

@article{Lee2006PostprandialII,
  title={Postprandial increases in nitrogenous excretion and urea synthesis in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis},
  author={Serene Min Lin Lee and W. P. Wong and Ai May Loong and Kum Chew Hiong and Shit Fun Chew and Yuen K Ip},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2006},
  volume={177},
  pages={19-29}
}
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of feeding on the excretory nitrogen (N) metabolism of the aquatic Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, with a special emphasis on the role of urea synthesis in ammonia detoxification. P. sinensis is ureogenic and possesses a full complement of ornithine-urea cycle enzymes in its liver. It is primarily ureotelic in water, and the estimated rate of urea synthesis in unfed animals was equivalent to only 1.5% of the maximal… CONTINUE READING

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