Effect of Severely Alkali-Treated Casein on Gastrointestinal Transit and Selected Intestinal Enzyme Activities

  • Bernard Possompes
  • Jacques Berger
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 199)


Alkaline treatment of proteins leads to chemical changes which alter the proteins’ digestibility. Severely alkali-treated casein (0.2N NaOH, 80°C, 1 hour) in the diet reduces food intake and growth of young but not of adult Sprague Dawley rats. Gastrointestinal transit time is not reduced significantly in either young or adult rats.


Small Intestine Dark Period Chromic Oxide Leucine Aminopeptidase Gastrointestinal Transit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Possompes
    • 1
  • Jacques Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie de la NutritionUniversite des Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocMontpellier CedexFrance

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