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Amino acids and immune function
A deficiency of dietary protein or amino acids has long been known to impair immune function and increase the susceptibility of animals and humans to infectious disease. However, only in the past 15Expand
Arginine metabolism and nutrition in growth, health and disease
Abstractl-Arginine (Arg) is synthesised from glutamine, glutamate, and proline via the intestinal-renal axis in humans and most other mammals (including pigs, sheep and rats). Arg degradation occursExpand
Aspergillus oryzae GB-107 fermentation improves nutritional quality of food soybeans and feed soybean meals.
This study evaluated the effect of fermentation on the nutritional quality of food-grade soybeans and feed-grade soybean meals. Soybeans and soybean meals were fermented by Aspergillus oryzae GB-107Expand
Dietary L-arginine supplementation enhances the reproductive performance of gilts.
Arginine is a common substrate for the synthesis of nitric oxide and polyamines that are crucial for placental angiogenesis and growth in mammals. This study was conducted to test the hypothesis thatExpand
Arginine nutrition in neonatal pigs.
The concentration of arginine (an essential amino acid for neonates) in sow's milk is remarkably low, and thus endogenous synthesis of arginine plays a crucial role in maintaining arginineExpand
Dietary arginine supplementation enhances the growth of milk-fed young pigs.
  • S. Kim, G. Wu
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nutrition
  • 1 March 2004
This study was conducted to determine the effect of dietary arginine supplementation on the growth of artificially reared piglets. The pigs (n = 24; 7 d old) were removed from sows to a nurseryExpand
Ideal amino acid balance for sows during gestation and lactation.
Improving efficiency of protein utilization is important for pregnant sows under restricted feed allowance and for lactating sows with limited feed intake. Sows have limited ability to support theExpand
Effects of chito-oligosaccharide supplementation on the growth performance, nutrient digestibility, intestinal morphology, and fecal shedding of Escherichia coli and Lactobacillus in weaning pigs.
A total of 50 weaning pigs (16 d of age; 4.72 +/- 0.23 kg of BW) were selected to investigate the effect of dietary chito-oligosaccharide (COS) supplementation on growth performance, fecal sheddingExpand
Proline and hydroxyproline metabolism: implications for animal and human nutrition
Proline plays important roles in protein synthesis and structure, metabolism (particularly the synthesis of arginine, polyamines, and glutamate via pyrroline-5-carboxylate), and nutrition, as well asExpand
Dynamic Distribution of the Gut Microbiota and the Relationship with Apparent Crude Fiber Digestibility and Growth Stages in Pigs
The gut microbiota plays an important role in nutrient digestibility in animals. To examine changes in the pig gut microbiota across growth stages and its effects on nutrient digestion, the gutExpand