Protein synthesis in liver, muscle and gill of mullet (Mugil cephalus L.) in vivo.


1. Protein synthesis in mullet was measured by use of pulse injections of 14Cleucine into the hepatic portal circulation and by 4-hr continuous infusion of 14Ctyrosine into the dorsal aorta. 2. Liver protein synthesis was 37 mg/day per g wet weight of tissue. Plasma proteins accounted for about 25% of total liver protein synthesis. Replacement rate for… (More)


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