Effects of total parenteral nutrition using a solution enriched with branched-chain amino acids on experimental pancreatitis in rats

Alhan E., Kucuktulu L., Ercin C., Calik A., Cinel A.

EUROPEAN SURGICAL RESEARCH, no.5, pp.382-389, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000129547
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.382-389
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The main purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of total parenteral nutrition enriched with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) on acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by sodium taurocholate in rats. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) increased the survival rate and serum calcium, and reduced serum ureal liver transaminase? acid phosphatase and lactate dehydrogenase levels, but it did not change the degree of pancreatic damage or serum amylase. Total plasma amino acid concentration and the concentrations of glutamate, glycine, alanine, taurine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine increased significantly after the induction of AP, but there was no difference between the control and therapy groups. Hyperglycemia occurred during the use of TPN. BCAA-enriched TPN can be used in the treatment of AP with few side effects.