Growth and plasma thyroid hormone concentrations of chicks fed diets deficient in essential amino acids.

@article{Carew1997GrowthAP,
  title={Growth and plasma thyroid hormone concentrations of chicks fed diets deficient in essential amino acids.},
  author={Leslie Carew and K G Evarts and F. A. Alster},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1997},
  volume={76 10},
  pages={1398-404}
}
Consumption of low protein (10%) diets is known to produce elevations in plasma triiodothyronine (T3) in growing chickens. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of individual essential amino acid deficiencies on plasma thyroid hormone concentrations. For 13 to 15 d, chicks were fed either a control diet free-choice, one of six amino acid-deficient diets free-choice, or the control diet, pair-fed at the level consumed by chicks fed each of the deficient diets. The control diet was a 50/50 mixture… CONTINUE READING
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