Branched-chain Amino Acids Reverse the Growth of Intrauterine Growth Retardation Rats in a Malnutrition Model

  title={Branched-chain Amino Acids Reverse the Growth of Intrauterine Growth Retardation Rats in a Malnutrition Model},
  author={C. Zheng and C. Huang and Y. Cao and J. Wang and B. Dong},
  journal={Asian-australasian Journal of Animal Sciences},
  • C. Zheng, C. Huang, +2 authors B. Dong
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Asian-australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
  • This experiment was conducted to determine the effect of dietary supplementation with BCAA (branched-chain amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine) on improving the growth of rats in a malnutritional IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Retardation) model, which was established by feeding restriction. In the experimental treatment, rats were fed purified diets supplemented with BCAA (mixed) during the whole gestation period, while arginine and alanine supplementation were set as the positive and… CONTINUE READING

    Figures and Tables from this paper.


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    Increased systolic blood pressure in adult rats induced by fetal exposure to maternal low protein diets.
    • 691
    • Open Access
    Cleavage of Structural Proteins during the Assembly of the Head of Bacteriophage T4
    • 198,821
    Board-invited review: intrauterine growth retardation: implications for the animal sciences.
    • 776
    • Open Access
    Placental-specific IGF-II is a major modulator of placental and fetal growth
    • 898
    Gene expression is altered in piglet small intestine by weaning and dietary glutamine supplementation.
    • 286
    • Open Access
    Dietary L-arginine supplementation enhances the reproductive performance of gilts.
    • 233
    • Highly Influential
    • Open Access
    A molecular model of human branched-chain amino acid metabolism.
    • 292
    • Open Access
    The effects of maternal protein restriction on the growth of the rat fetus and its amino acid supply.
    • 80
    • Highly Influential
    • Open Access
    Branched-chain amino acids: enzyme and substrate regulation.
    • 317
    • Open Access