Urea, citrate and orotate excretion in growing rats fed amino acid-deficient diets.

Abstract

Male, weanling rats were fed a control purified amino acid diet or the same diet with lysine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, valine, or arginine omitted singly, or both arginine and lysine omitted. Blood urea reached three to four times that of control levels with all deficient diets. Urea excretion increased almost linearly with time during the first 3 days of… (More)

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@article{Prior1975UreaCA, title={Urea, citrate and orotate excretion in growing rats fed amino acid-deficient diets.}, author={Robert Prior and J. A. Milner and Willard J. Visek}, journal={The Journal of nutrition}, year={1975}, volume={105 2}, pages={141-6} }