Percent of dietary protein absorbed in the first 70 cm of small intestine

Value ~80 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Michael A. Savageau, 1983, Escherichia coli Habitats, Cell Types, and Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Control, The American Naturalist, Vol. 122, No. 6, (Dec., 1983), pp. 734
Primary Source Johansson C. Studies of gastrointestinal interactions. VII. Characteristics of the absorption pattern of sugar, fat and protein from composite meals in man. A quantitative study. Scand J Gastroenterol. 197510(1):33-42PubMed ID1091963
Method Differences in the absorption pattern between meals were recorded, resulting from their different intragastric behaviour and gastric emptying pattern.
Comments Dietary protein (70-100g/day in man) absorbed in proximal small intestine
Entered by Uri M
ID 102109