Table 3

 Amino acid concentrations in the intestinal mucosa in the four groups

ShamControlArginineCitrulline
Results are expressed as mean values (SEM).
Values in a row with different symbols are statistically different.
Jejunum (nmol/g)
    Cit285 (30)*180 (47)*365 (50)*756 (117)†
    Orn57 (7)*52 (6)*72 (7)*†83 (8)†
    Arg523 (127)*172 (19)†535 (78)*585 (98)*
Ileum (nmol/g)
    Cit252 (50)*205 (41)*385 (78)*613 (89)†
    Orn48 (6)38 (7)82 (32)77 (10)
    Arg702 (247)278 (124)638 (123)527 (72)