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Free amino acid contents in guinea pig tissues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4091038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Free amino acid contents in various guinea pig tissues were determined with an amino acid analyzer. The most abundant amino acids in these tissues were: Gly and Glu in the liver and kidney, Gln, Glu and Ala in the heart, Glu and Gln in the brain, Gly in the blood plasma and Lys in erythrocytes. Glutathione was present as the reduced form in these tissues. Cystine was not detected except in the blood plasma, but cysteine was present in these tissues. These results indicate that most thiols are present in the reduced form in these guinea pig tissues. Taurine contents were low compared with those in rat tissues. The results were discussed in relation to the metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids, and it was suggested that the oxidative metabolism of L-cysteine was lower in guinea pig tissues than in rat tissues.
Y Hosaki; H Nishina; T Ubuka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Okayama     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0386-300X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med. Okayama     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-24     Completed Date:  1986-03-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417611     Medline TA:  Acta Med Okayama     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  425-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids / analysis*,  blood
Brain Chemistry
Erythrocytes / analysis
Guinea Pigs
Kidney / analysis
Liver / analysis
Myocardium / analysis
Tissue Distribution
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids

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