Use of the soluble peptide gamma-L-glutamyl-L-tyrosine to provide tyrosine in total parenteral nutrition in rats.

Abstract

Limited solubility restricts amounts of tyrosine (Tyr) in amino acid solutions used in total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Excess phenylalanine (Phe) is included in TPN for conversion to Tyr by liver Phe hydroxylase. However, this conversion is limited, especially in infants. We have confirmed that infants receiving TPN have low Tyr concentrations and high… (More)

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