The effects of endotoxin on plasma free amino acid concentrations in rats.

@article{Asai2008TheEO,
  title={The effects of endotoxin on plasma free amino acid concentrations in rats.},
  author={Yosuke Asai and Gustavo C Bajotto and Hideo Yoshizato and Koichiro Hamada and Tomoko Higuchi and Yoshiharu Shimomura},
  journal={Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={460-6}
}
We examined the effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection on body temperature and plasma free amino acid concentrations in rats. A catheter was placed in the jugular vein of the rats in order to draw blood from and to inject LPS into awake animals. On the day of the experiment, body temperature was recorded during the experiment (330 min) and blood was drawn before and at several time points after injection of LPS (10 microg/kg body weight). Body temperature in LPS-treated rats began to… CONTINUE READING