The effect of in utero protein malnutrition and subsequent renutrition on rat saliva and some salivary enzymes

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Abstract

1. Rat pups developed chronic protein insufficiency resulting from malnutrition diet in utero while their dams received 40 g protein/kg diet. 2. Before weaning they were found to have decreased salivary amylase (EC 3.2.1.1) and aminopeptidase activities. 3. A complete diet (250 g protein/kg) rapidly restored salivary amylase activity before weight normalization. However, renourished pups (malnourished pups given 250 g protein/kg for 14 d) still had increased numbers of Streptococcus mutans in their plaque.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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