0.857
IF5
0.900
IF
Q3
JCR
0.92
CiteScore
0.405
SJR
Q2
SJR
20
MNiSW
165.24
ICV
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Feeding frequency of fresh white clover (Trifolium repens) and ammonia metabolism in the ovine liver

W. C. McNabb 1  ,  
K. B. Greaney 2,  
J. Lee 1,  
M. J. Ulyatt 1,  
N. C. Roy 1,  
 
1
Nutrition and Behaviour Platform, Palmerston North, New Zealand
2
Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 1):351–354
Publish date: 2004-08-30
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ABSTRACT
The splanchnic net fluxes of ammonia, urea and glutamine were measured during and after feeding. Hepatic glutamine synthetase activity was also estimated. Ammonia load to and extraction by the liver increased following feeding but returned to baseline within seven hours. During feeding, hepatic glutamine production increased and was complemented by an increase in glutamine extraction when the ammonia load had returned to baseline. Hepatic glutamine synthetase activity followed an inverse trend.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
W. C. McNabb   
Nutrition and Behaviour Platform, Palmerston North, New Zealand
ISSN:1230-1388