Pancreatic Carboxypeptidases: Activities in Zinc-Deficient Rats

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Science  19 Aug 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3738, pp. 882-883
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3738.882


Zinc deficiency in rats caused decrease in the activity of pancreatic carboxypeptidase A, but it had no effect on pancreatic carboxypepti dase B and liver alcohol dehydrogenase. The observed reduction of enzymic activity may be related to the poor utilization of feed that occurs in zincdeficient rats.