Threonine utilization is high in the intestine of piglets.

@article{Schaart2005ThreonineUI,
  title={Threonine utilization is high in the intestine of piglets.},
  author={Maaike W Schaart and Henk Schierbeek and Sophie R d Van Der Schoor and Barbara Stoll and Douglas Burrin and Peter J. Reeds and Johannes B van Goudoever},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={135 4},
  pages={765-70}
}
The whole-body threonine requirement in parenterally fed piglets is substantially lower than that in enterally fed piglets, indicating that enteral nutrition induces intestinal processes in demand of threonine. We hypothesized that the percentage of threonine utilization for oxidation and intestinal protein synthesis by the portal-drained viscera (PDV) increases when dietary protein intake is reduced. Piglets (n = 18) received isocaloric normal or protein-restricted diets. After 7 h of enteral… CONTINUE READING