Effect of Dietary Protein on Liver Cytoplasm


IT is well known that the protein content of the liver can be lowered by fasting or by feeding a low-protein diet and raised by feeding a high-protein diet. The question arises: Is the protein stored in the liver as is glycogen, or is it built into the structure of the cytoplasm? Since the evidence so far available on this point is equivocal, it was decided to correlate, under various nutritional conditions, the protein content of the liver with other cytoplasmic constituents, namely, phospholipin and nucleic acid.

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KOSTERLITZ, H. Effect of Dietary Protein on Liver Cytoplasm. Nature 154, 207–209 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/154207b0

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