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Allelochemicals in plant foods and feedingstuffs: 1. Nutritional, biochemical and physiopathological aspects in animal production.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8434459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several allelochemicals (anti-nutritional/anti-quality factors) contained in some plant foods and feedingstuffs are outlined. These include the trypsin and amylase inhibitors, hemagglutinins, gossypol, cyanogenic glycosides, tannins, oxalates, phytin, saponins, glucosinolates, estrogens, coumarins, alkaloids and aflatoxins. The nutritional, biochemical and physiopathological implications of their ingestion in a wide range of animals are reviewed. These include impaired growth, feed consumption, efficiency of feed utilization, alterations of normal enzyme activities, organ atrophy, necrotic changes, lesions and changes in normal hematological indices. The induction of increased dietary requirements for such nutrients as methionine, lysine, vitamins and divalent ions (eg Fe, Ca, Mg and Zn) by some of these factors is discussed. Ameliorative measures aimed at minimizing the concentrations and anti-nutritional effects of these factors are processing and including additives in the diet, or genetic manipulations. There is a need to prevent both functional and nutritional damage of food proteins and other nutrients arising from excessive heat treatment.
V A Aletor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and human toxicology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0145-6296     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-18     Completed Date:  1993-03-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704194     Medline TA:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Alleppo, Syria.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry
Cyanides / poisoning*
Fabaceae / chemistry
Glucosinolates / adverse effects
Gossypol / adverse effects
Hemagglutinins / adverse effects*
Hot Temperature*
Manihot / chemistry
Mycotoxins / adverse effects
Phytic Acid / adverse effects
Plants, Edible / chemistry*
Plants, Medicinal
Protease Inhibitors / adverse effects*
Saponins / adverse effects
Tannins / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cyanides; 0/Glucosinolates; 0/Hemagglutinins; 0/Mycotoxins; 0/Protease Inhibitors; 0/Saponins; 0/Tannins; 303-45-7/Gossypol; 83-86-3/Phytic Acid

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