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Unique nutrient requirements of cats appear to be diet induced evolutionary adaptations.

@inproceedings{Morris2001UniqueNR,
  title={Unique nutrient requirements of cats appear to be diet induced evolutionary adaptations.},
  author={J.Gareth Morris},
  year={2001}
}
Summary Cats have requirements for essential dietary nutrients additional to those needed by other animals. The object of this review is to relate the idiosyncratic nutritional requirements of cats to activities of enzymes involved in the pathways of these nutrients. The high protein requirement of cats follows from the lack of regulation of the aminotransferases of dispensable nitrogen metabolism and urea cycle enzymes. The dietary requirements for the amino acids taurine and arginine are… Expand
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