Threonine requirement of parenterally fed postsurgical human neonates.

  title={Threonine requirement of parenterally fed postsurgical human neonates.},
  author={Karen P. Chapman and Glenda Courtney-Martin and Aideen M. Moore and Ronald O. Ball and Paul B. Pencharz},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={89 1},
BACKGROUND The threonine requirement of human neonates who receive parenteral nutrition (PN) has not been determined experimentally. OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine the parenteral threonine requirement for human neonates by using the minimally invasive indicator amino acid oxidation technique with L-[1-(13)C]phenylalanine as the indicator amino acid. DESIGN Nine postsurgical neonates were randomly assigned to 16 threonine intakes ranging from 10 to 100 mg . kg(-1) . d(-1). Breath… CONTINUE READING


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