Hepatic and renal betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase activity in pigs as affected by dietary intakes of sulfur amino acids, choline, and betaine.

@article{Emmert1998HepaticAR,
  title={Hepatic and renal betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase activity in pigs as affected by dietary intakes of sulfur amino acids, choline, and betaine.},
  author={Jason Lee Emmert and Doug M Webel and Robert Richard Biehl and Margaret A. Griffiths and Linda S. Garrow and Timothy A. Garrow and David Hiram Baker},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={
          606-10
        }
}
In Exp. 1, young pigs were fed a basal diet containing .17% methionine (Met) (.14% digestible Met), and .48% cystine (.38% digestible cystine) for 14 d (34 to 48 d of age). Treatment additions were .25% DL-Met, .34% betaine, .30% choline, or .25% DL-Met and .34% betaine. Methionine, but not betaine or choline supplementation, increased (P < .05) weight gain and feed efficiency. Hepatic betaine-homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT) activity was increased (P < .05) by betaine and choline… CONTINUE READING
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