Physiology and Endocrinology: Nutrition, Growth and Stress


ratios of insulin to glucagon (I/G) from 14E to 17E ranged from 1.8 to 2.2 which were significantly greater than normal I/G ratio in the postabsorptive state in avian species (1.2-1.7). The results indicate that insulin is an important promoter of chick embryo growth by anabolic drive to promote protein deposition especially during the embryonic rapid… (More)