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The role of the gut in albumin catabolism. II. Studies in enterectomized rabbits.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of general physiology
Publication Date
Volume
46
Pages
427–434
Identifiers
PMID: 13959286
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Using I(131)-albumin tracer methods, albumin breakdown rates were estimated in 7 rabbits following extensive gastrointestinal resection, including 5 with nearly complete enterectomy, 1 with total gastroenterectomy, and 1 with gastrectomy only, and in 4 sham operated rabbits. Breakdown rates in the resected animals varied from 48 to 187 per cent of the corresponding controls, with an average of 96 per cent. It is concluded that no more than one-half, and probably much less, of albumin breakdown occurs in the gastrointestinal tract.

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