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Table 4 Summary of the postprandial incorporation of dietary nitrogen into tissue in rats 5 h after the meal

From: Rapeseed and milk protein exhibit a similar overall nutritional value but marked difference in postprandial regional nitrogen utilization in rats

  Acute Chronic  
Dietary nitrogen MPI RPI MPI RPI  
(% of ingested) in: Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Stat effect a
GI tract b 7.9a 0.9 10.1b 1.2 7.8a 0.5 9.4b 0.9 PS: P < 0.0001
Hepatic pools c 14.8 1.8 15.1 1.8 14.8 2.3 14.6 1.4 NS
Visceral organs d 23.8 2.5 26.5 2.8 23.6 2.5 25.2 1.6 PS: P < 0.05
Peripheral pools e 36.7 7.5 34.0 3.6 35.4 7.4 31.8 2.8 NS
Total incorporation 60.4 7.8 60.4 6.2 59.0 9.5 56.9 4.1 NS
  1. NS: not significant, PS: protein source, A: adaptation. a Two way ANOVA; b GI: gastrointestinal, Incorporation in stomach, small intestine, cecum and colon; c Incorporation in liver and plasma protein; d Incorporation in hepatic pools, GI tract and kidneys; e Incorporation in muscle and skin. Means in a row with different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05, Tukey post-hoc test).