Putrescine as a source of instant energy in the small intestine of the rat.

  title={Putrescine as a source of instant energy in the small intestine of the rat.},
  author={Susan Bardocz and George A. Grant and David Spaulding Brown and Arpad Pusztai},
  volume={42 1},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS It has been suggested that putrescine acts as a growth factor in the gut, but its exact function in some aspects of cellular metabolism is still in question. The aim of the present work was to identify some functions of putrescine in small bowel metabolism. ANIMALS Rats (about 80 g), in groups of five, were given either phytohaemagglutinin- or lactalbumin-containing diets, fed ad libitum or were fasted for 48 hours and re-fed for six or twelve hours before being killed… CONTINUE READING
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