relation to glucagon secretion and dietary protein intake
Up-regulation of urea synthesis by amino acids and dietary protein intake may be impaired in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) due to the reduced glucagon secretion. Conversely, urea synthesis may be increased as a result of the chronic inflammation. The aims of the study were to determine urea synthesis kinetics in CP patients in relation to glucagon secretion (study I) and during an increase in protein intake (study II).
Clinical Nutrition, 2001, Vol 20, Issue 6, p. 493-501