Studies on L-arginase of the small intestine. II. Intestinal arginase in young and adult mammals, and its role in maintaining urea body pool.

@article{Konarska1975StudiesOL,
  title={Studies on L-arginase of the small intestine. II. Intestinal arginase in young and adult mammals, and its role in maintaining urea body pool.},
  author={Liliana Konarska and Leszek Tomaszewski},
  journal={Biochemical medicine},
  year={1975},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          263-73
        }
}
Abstract The activity of arginase was demonstrated in mucosa of human small intestine. The enzyme activity was lower in young children (up to 1 year old) than in adults. In newborn and suckling rats, the arginase activity was very low; a rapid increase in the activity occurred within the third week of life, with simultaneous quantitative differentiation of the activity in duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. Hydrolysis of exogenous arginine occurring in the intestinal wall can supply the extracellular… CONTINUE READING
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