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Liver proteolytic activity in growing male chickens fed a raw field bean (Vicia faba L.) diet.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6714198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As compared to well-nourished chickens, a significant reduction (p less than 0.05) in the rate of growth, along with a significant increase (p less than 0.05) in liver activities of both cathepsin A and D has been found in growing male chickens fed ad libitum over a period of 60 days on a diet containing raw field bean (Vicia faba L.) as the main source of protein. Moreover, addition of methionine (250 mg/100 g diet) to the legume diet had no significant effect in restoring either rate of growth or liver proteolytic activity. The possible nature of these findings are briefly discussed.
S Santidrian; M L Rodríguez; J Larralde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Enzyme     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0013-9432     ISO Abbreviation:  Enzyme     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-06     Completed Date:  1984-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1262265     Medline TA:  Enzyme     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Cathepsins / metabolism*
Chickens / growth & development,  metabolism*
Dietary Proteins / metabolism*
Liver / enzymology*,  pathology
Methionine / administration & dosage
Organ Size
Plants, Medicinal*
Vegetable Proteins / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Proteins; 0/Vegetable Proteins; 63-68-3/Methionine; EC 3.4.-/Cathepsins

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