The absorption of glycine and its conversion to serine in patients with sprue.

Glycine has been used for many years as an orally administered test substance in the study of intestinal absorption. Most authors have utilized a technique measuring the total amino acid nitrogen of the blood at intervals after an oral dose of glycine, with the assumption that increases reflect the amount of glycine absorbed. Althausen, Doig, Uyeyama, and… (More)