Two methodologies for the measurement of peptide amino acids (PAA) in blood were compared to evaluate their effects on the measurement of the net flux of peptides across the gastrointestinal tract of sheep. These methods consisted of a chemical deproteinization of blood samples with sulfosalicylic acid (1.6 M, 0.1 ml for 1 ml of sample) or perchloric acid (1 M, 1 ml for 1 ml of sample) followed by ultrafiltration through a 3,000-Da cut-off filter (SSA + UF3 kD) or gel filtration through a Sephadex G-15 column (1,500-Da cut-off filter; PCA + G-15), respectively, prior to PAA analysis. Peptide concentrations as determined by amino acid concentrations before and after hydrolysis of samples were slightly greater with the SSA + UF3 kD (991 microM) than with the PCA + G-15 (605 microM) methodology. However, both methodologies gave similar net portal-drained viscera flux data in sheep fed on alfalfa pellets with histidine as the only significant uptake of peptide amino acid.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Archiv für Tierernährung|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2002|
- Amino Acids
- Intestinal Absorption
- Molecular Weight
- Reproducibility of Results
- Salicylic Acids
Bernard, L., Backwell, C. F. R., Rémond, D., Wilson, D., Bruce, L. L., Buchan, V., & MacRae, C. (2002). Effect of the methodology on circulating peptides determination and consequences on net flux measurements across the gastrointestinal tract of sheep. Archiv für Tierernährung, 56(1), 13-21.