Dietary pyrroloquinoline quinone: growth and immune response in BALB/c mice.

@article{Steinberg1994DietaryPQ,
  title={Dietary pyrroloquinoline quinone: growth and immune response in BALB/c mice.},
  author={Francene M. Steinberg and M Eric Gershwin and Robert B. Rucker},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={124 5},
  pages={744-53}
}
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is proposed as a nutritionally important growth factor, and we provide evidence that PQQ improves reproduction performance in BALB/c mice and stimulates neonatal growth. In the first experiment, weanling female BALB/c mice were adapted to a chemically-defined diet containing 0, 100, 200, 300, 1000, or 5000 ng PQQ/g of diet. The mice were bred and their reproductive performance and surviving offspring were assessed for 20-wk. Reproductive outcome was markedly… CONTINUE READING