Accession Number : AD0276435

Title :   MECHANISM OF ADAPTATION TO A THREONINE-DEFICIENT DIET III. EFFECTS OF FAT INTAKE

Corporate Author : ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

Personal Author(s) : ARATA,DOROTHY

Report Date : OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Feeding weanling albino rats a 9% casein diet not supplemented with threonine resulted in a decrease in growth rate, an increase in liver fat concentration, and a decrease in phospholipid concentration of liver fat when compared with control animals. Preliminary evidence is presented to suggest that an increase of fat from 5 to 20 per cent in the diet has little, if any, effect on the biochemical lesions induced by a threonine deficiency. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AMINO ACIDS, *DIET, *NUTRITION, FATS, METABOLISM, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, PHOSPHORUS, RATS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE