Effects of dietary macronutrient content on energy metabolism and uncoupling protein mRNA expression in broiler chickens.

@article{Collin2003EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary macronutrient content on energy metabolism and uncoupling protein mRNA expression in broiler chickens.},
  author={A. M. J. Collin and Ramon Dinez Malheiros and Vera Maria Barbosa de Moraes and Pieter van As and Veerle M. Darras and Mohammed Taouis and Eddy M-P Decuypere and Johan Buyse},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={261-9}
}
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of dietary macronutrient ratio on energy metabolism and on skeletal muscle mRNA expression of avian uncoupling protein (UCP), thought to be implicated in thermogenesis in birds. Broiler chickens from 2 to 6 weeks of age received one of three isoenergetic diets containing different macronutrient ratios (low-lipid (LL) 30 v. 77 g lipid/kg; low-protein (LP) 125 v. 197 g crude protein (Nx6.25)/kg; low-carbohydrate (LC) 440 v. 520 g… CONTINUE READING