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Essentiality of Histidine in Ruminant and Other Animals Including Human Beings
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Essentiality of Histidine in Ruminant and Other Animals Including Human Beings
Onodera, Ryoji;
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Concept and establishment of essential amino acids in animals and human beings rendered immeasurable contributions to animal production and human health. In ruminant animals, however, essential amino acids have never been completely established. The present review proposes a hypothesis that histidine may not be an essential amino acid for normal growing cattle (Japanese black) at least at the growing stage after about 450 kg of body weight on the basis of the experimental results of histidinol dehydrogenase activities in some tissues of the cattle together with hints from which the hypothesis was derived. At the same time, histidinol dehydrogenase activities in liver, kidney and muscle of swine, mouse, fowl and wild duck will be shown and the essentiality of histidine in these animals will be discussed. Finally, the essentiality of histidine for adult human will briefly be discussed.
Histidinol Dehydrogenase;Histidine Biosynthesis;Rumen Microbes;Cattle Organs;Swine Organs;Mouse Organs;Fowl Organs;Wild Duck Organs;
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