Whole body protein turnover can be measured non-invasively in women using the end product method with [15N]glycine to show changes with the menstrual cycle and pregnancy

@article{Jackson2000WholeBP,
  title={Whole body protein turnover can be measured non-invasively in women using the end product method with [15N]glycine to show changes with the menstrual cycle and pregnancy},
  author={A A Jackson and S Duggleby and Geraldine Grove},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={54},
  pages={329-336}
}
Objectives: To assess the effect of the menstrual cycle and pregnancy on whole body protein turnover.Design and subjects: Whole body protein turnover was determined using oral [15N]glycine in normal women from enrichment measured in urine at days 7 and 14 of the menstrual cycle and in pregnant women at 17–20 weeks and 30–32 weeks gestation.Results: Nitrogen flux was 38.2 (5.8) mg N/kg/h using a single dose and 31.1±4.1 mg N/kg/h with prime-intermittent doses—the same as in men using the same… CONTINUE READING