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asked Can cats use ketone bodies as only source of energy?
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comment Why can't sodium butyrate be delivered orally in humans and other mammals?
@shigeta Na, I doubt it seeing how corticosteroids tend to taste terrible (which thing I know from personal experience as an asthmatic) and yet we have methods of getting around this problem such as putting them into capsules or telling the patients to just suck it up.
Sep
15
revised What's the Mechanism of Paradoxical Excitatory Effects with Sedating Antihistamines?
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asked What's the Mechanism of Paradoxical Excitatory Effects with Sedating Antihistamines?
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asked How essential is vitamin B3 to the diet?
Sep
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asked Why is a nicotinamide-tryptophan combination used to treat affective episodes in a few older clinical trials?
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revised Are the brains of any herbivorous animals capable of utilising ketone bodies as an energy source?
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comment Why are Taurine and Arginine essential components of the feline diet?
Oh and for me to accept your answer regarding Taurine I am going to need something to back that up I saw that article before you mentioned it but I wanted something more scholarly than wikipedia
Sep
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comment Do Total Gastrectomies leave individuals more open to infections from eating unsanitary food?
Yeah I think so too that's why I even asked the question -- to confirm what makes sense.
Sep
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comment Why are Taurine and Arginine essential components of the feline diet?
Arginine is not essential for adult humans. Cats and dogs probably (I don't know for certain but I'm guessing) require arginine because of its crucial role in the urea cycle and their high rate of ammonia production as a result of amino acid catabolism for energy production.
Sep
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asked Are the brains of any herbivorous animals capable of utilising ketone bodies as an energy source?
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asked Do Total Gastrectomies leave individuals more open to infections from eating unsanitary food?
Sep
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comment Other than Acetylcarnitine what other orally-bioavailable Acetyl donors exist to assist in the conversion of CoA to acetyl-CoA?
You have a good point but it would be just exquisite if you could find some evidence to support the idea that a significant amount of these acetyl-CoA's are used by histone acetyltransferase and thus influence gene expression.
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accepted How long can C. Tetani survive in soil?
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