β-alanine was incubated with chopped liver tissue of rats in oxygen for 160 minutes at 37°C. It was established that a certain part of added β-alanine (about 12%) disappears, causing an excessive production of urea and of a small quantity of β-alanine.
In parenteral administration of β-alanine an increased urinary excretion of this amino acid is observed in B6-deficient rats in which the process of β-alanine transformation is disturbed.
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Severin, S.E., Wei-Min, U. Conversion of β-alanine in vivo and in isolated liver tissue. Bull Exp Biol Med 46, 1335–1338 (1958). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00845176
- Public Health
- Liver Tissue
- Urinary Excretion