Chapter 9 Pt 1

Protein plant proteins have been a reliable source of

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Unformatted text preview: TIALS (mnemonic PVT MAT HILL) •  •  •  •  •  •  Phenylalanine •  Valine •  Threonine •  Methionine •  Arginine PLUS TAURINE IN CATS!! Tryptophan Histidine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Protein •  Taurine •  Unique amino acid not incorporated into proteins but is found as a free amino acid in tissues. •  Plays a Role in feline reproduction,, retinal function (vision), and normal function of the myocardium (heart muscle) •  Cats cannot synthesize taurine and require a continual dietary source •  Present only in animal tissues •  Signs of taurine deficiency: •  central retinal degeneration (resulting in blindness) •  dilated cardiomyopathy (heart failure) Protein •  Structural and functional roles proteins play in dogs and cats include: •  Growth •  Tissue and cellular repair •  Enzymes •  Hormones •  Antibodies •  Carrier proteins •  Sources of energy Protein •  Symptoms of advanced protein deficiency include: •  Decreased food intake •  Growth retardation and/or weight loss •  Lowered levels of blood proteins •  Muscular wasting •  Emaciation •  Death Protein •  Physi...
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