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dc.contributor.author Mathomu, LM
dc.contributor.author Myer, MS
dc.contributor.author Kenyon, CP
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-02T08:45:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-02T08:45:11Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Mathomu, LM, Myer, MS and Kenyon, CP. 2010. Characterisation of a major enzyme of bovine nitrogen metabolism. CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference 2010. Science Real and Relevant. CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 August – 01 September 2010, pp en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4289
dc.description CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference 2010. Science Real and Relevant. CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 August – 01 September 2010 en
dc.description.abstract Efforts are underway to produce transgenic pigs as source of organ transplants, transgenic fish for food, and transgenic livestock that are resistant to many animal diseases and can survive harsh environmental conditions. Nguni breed of cattle can survive under conditions that other bulk grazers, such as the European cattle breeds, find extremely testing. It is with this background, that our attention was drawn to the physiological and biochemical pathways of nitrogen metabolism in bovines (Bester, et al., 2003). Glutamine is one of the most abundant free amino acids, making about 20% of the total amino acid content in the body of most mammalian species, with the bulk being present in skeletal muscle, where it plays a role in the maintenance of cellular protein metabolism (Curthoys & Watford, 1995; Meister, 1974). Glutamine functions as a major inter-organ transport form of nitrogen, carbon and serves as a source of energy between tissues such as brain, liver, kidney and even muscles, in the mammalian body. Glutamine catabolism in the liver provides substrates for gluconeogenesis and urea synthesis. Although the exact pathway of precursor formation is not fully understood, the only known reaction yielding glutamine is that catalysed by glutamine synthetase, which converts glutamate and ammonia to glutamine, with the hydrolysis of ATP (Bester, et al., 2003). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher CSIR en
dc.subject Enzymes en
dc.subject Bovine nitrogen en
dc.subject Bovine nitrogen metabolism en
dc.title Characterisation of a major enzyme of bovine nitrogen metabolism en
dc.type Poster en


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