Synthesis and absorption of cysteine from the hindgut of the horse

McMENIMAN N.P., ELLIOTT R., GROENENDYK S. and DOWSETT K.F. (1987) Synthesis and absorption of cysteine from the hindgut of the horse. Equine Veterinary Journal, 19 3: 192-194. doi:10.1111/j.2042-3306.1987.tb01374.x


Author McMENIMAN N.P.
ELLIOTT R.
GROENENDYK S.
DOWSETT K.F.
Title Synthesis and absorption of cysteine from the hindgut of the horse
Journal name Equine Veterinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2042-3306
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.2042-3306.1987.tb01374.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 192
End page 194
Total pages 3
Subject 2700 Medicine
3402 Equine
Abstract The extent to which cysteine synthesised by microbes within the hindgut of the horse is incorporated into plasma cysteine was estimated by an isotopic technique in two horses fed four different diets. The results showed that between 1 per cent and 6 per cent of the plasma cysteine was of microbial origin. It is argued that the maximum contribution of microbial cysteine, and presumably other amino acids of microbial origin, to the plasma pool is 12 per cent of the net supply. These data support the hypothesis that microbial amino acid synthesis within the hindgut of the horse does not significantly affect its amino acid status.
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