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Dietary l-arginine supplementation enhances placental growth and reproductive performance in sows
Suboptimal embryonic/fetal survival and growth remains a significant problem in mammals. Using a swine model, we tested the hypothesis that dietary l-arginine supplementation during gestation mayExpand
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Dietary arginine supplementation enhances antioxidative capacity and improves meat quality of finishing pigs
The present study was conducted to test the hypothesis that dietary arginine supplementation may improve meat quality of finishing pigs. Beginning at ~60 kg body weight, pigs were fed a corn- andExpand
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Regulation of protein metabolism by glutamine: implications for nutrition and health.
Glutamine is the most abundant free alpha-amino acid in plasma and skeletal muscle. This nutrient plays an important role in regulating gene expression, protein turnover, anti-oxidative function,Expand
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Knockout of SOD1 alters murine hepatic glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and lipogenesis.
We previously observed a stronger effect of knockout of Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) than that of Se-dependent glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPX1) on murine body weight and glucose homeostasis. TwoExpand
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Regulation of protein turnover by L-glutamine in porcine intestinal epithelial cells.
L-Glutamine (Gln) plays an important role in sustaining the intestinal mucosal mass of humans and animals. However, the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. This study tested the hypothesisExpand
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Dietary Zinc Oxide Modulates Antioxidant Capacity, Small Intestine Development, and Jejunal Gene Expression in Weaned Piglets
The current study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary zinc oxide (ZnO) on the antioxidant capacity, small intestine development, and jejunal gene expression in weaned piglets.Expand
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Heat stress impairs the nutritional metabolism and reduces the productivity of egg-laying ducks.
This research was conducted to determine the effect of heat stress on the nutritional metabolism and productivity of egg-laying shelducks. Healthy shelducks (n=120) in the early laying stage (uniformExpand
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Dietary High Zinc Oxide Modulates the Microbiome of Ileum and Colon in Weaned Piglets
Dietary zinc oxide (ZnO) at pharmacological level has been widely used to prevent and treat diarrhea in weaning piglets. Despite its importance for promoting animal health and performance, theExpand
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Studying the Differences of Bacterial Metabolome and Microbiome in the Colon between Landrace and Meihua Piglets
This study was conducted to compare the microbiome and metabolome differences in the colon lumen from two pig breeds with different genetic backgrounds. Fourteen weaned piglets at 30 days of age,Expand
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Effects of L-arginine on intestinal development and endogenous arginine-synthesizing enzymes in neonatal pigs
This study aimed to investigate the effects of dietary L-arginine supplementation on the intestinal development of neonatal piglets and the underlying mechanisms. 36 neonatal piglets were randomlyExpand
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