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Supplemental dietary L-tryptophan effects on growth, meat quality, and brain catecholamine and indoleamine concentrations in turkeys.
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PMID:  7694779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. An experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of feeding supplemental tryptophan during the two weeks before market on growth, mortality during transportation, meal quality and brain neurotransmitter concentrations in male turkeys. 2. Brain serotonin, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid and norepinephrine concentrations were increased dose-dependently with 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 g/kg supplemental dietary tryptophan. 3. Supplemental dietary tryptophan had no effect on body weight gain, food intake, food efficiency or mortality. 4. Carcase and individual thigh weights were significantly heavier in those birds fed 1.0 g/kg supplemental tryptophan.
D M Denbow; F C Hobbs; R M Hulet; P P Graham; L M Potter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British poultry science     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0007-1668     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-30     Completed Date:  1993-12-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740290R     Medline TA:  Br Poult Sci     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Poultry Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg 24061-0332.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed*
Body Weight
Brain / metabolism*
Catecholamines / metabolism*
Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid / metabolism*
Tryptophan / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*
Turkeys / growth & development,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Catecholamines; 54-16-0/Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid; 73-22-3/Tryptophan

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