Dietary arginine supplementation alleviates intestinal mucosal disruption induced by Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide in weaned pigs.

@article{Liu2008DietaryAS,
  title={Dietary arginine supplementation alleviates intestinal mucosal disruption induced by Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide in weaned pigs.},
  author={Yulan Liu and Jingjing Huang and Yongqing Hou and Huiling Zhu and Shengjun Zhao and Binying Ding and Yulong Yin and Ganfeng Yi and Junxia Shi and Wei Fan},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={552-60}
}
This study evaluated whether arginine (Arg) supplementation could attenuate gut injury induced by Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge through an anti-inflammatory role in weaned pigs. Pigs were allotted to four treatments including: (1) non-challenged control; (2) LPS-challenged control; (3) LPS+0.5 % Arg; (4) LPS+1.0 % Arg. On day 16, pigs were injected with LPS or sterile saline. At 6 h post-injection, pigs were killed for evaluation of small intestinal morphology and… CONTINUE READING