Ammonia production by the small intestine of the rat

Norma McFarlane Anderson, Franklin I. Bennett, George A O Alleyne

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Abstract

1. 1. Slices of duodenum and jejunum produce ammonia from glutamine in vitro. 2. 2. Ammoniagenesis does not increase in response to acidosis or potassium deficiency, two conditions known to cause enhanced ammoniagenesis in the kidney. 3. 3. Gut contains glutaminase 1 as well as γ-glutamyl transpeptidase. 4. 4. These enzymes do not show any increase during starvation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-243
Number of pages6
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects
Volume437
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 23 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Medicine(all)

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