The quantity of dietary protein affects brain protein synthesis rate in aged rats.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the quantity of dietary protein affects the rate of brain protein synthesis in aged rats. Experiments were conducted on three groups of 30-wk-old rats fed diets containing 0, 5 or 20 g casein/100 g for 10 d. The fractional rates of protein synthesis in brain, liver and kidney declined with a decrease in… (More)

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