After an intraperitoneal injection of 100 mumol of methionine to rats, there is rapid oxidation of the methyl group of hepatic 5-methyltetrahydrofolate to formate and CO2. Recovery of the methylfolate level starts 2.5 h after the methionine injection, when the hepatic methionine level and the S-adenosylmethionine/S-adenosylhomocysteine ratio have returned to baseline values. S-Adenosylmethionine concentration is still elevated at this time.

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