l-Threonine improves intestinal mucin synthesis and immune function of intrauterine growth-retarded weanling piglets.

@article{Zhang2019lThreonineII,
  title={l-Threonine improves intestinal mucin synthesis and immune function of intrauterine growth-retarded weanling piglets.},
  author={Hao Zhang and Yueping Chen and Yufeng Li and Tao Zhang and Zhixiong Ying and Weipeng Su and Lili Zhang and Tian Wang},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2019},
  volume={59},
  pages={
          182-187
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dietary l-threonine supplementation on the growth performance, intestinal immune function, mucin synthesis, and goblet cell differentiation in weanling piglets with intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). METHODS Eighteen litters of newborn piglets were selected at birth, with one normal birthweight (NBW) and two IUGR piglets in each litter. At weaning, the NBW piglet and one of the IUGR piglets were assigned to groups fed a… CONTINUE READING