Challenge models to study the effect of immune system activation on amino acid metabolism in pigs

E. van de Hoek, W.J.J. Gerrits, J.J.G.C. van den Borne, C.M.C. van der Peet-Schwering, H. van Beers, A.J.M. Jansman

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Abstract

In response to (non-)pathogenic challenges, the immune system of pigs can be activated. During immune system activation, there is a competition for amino acids (AA) between body protein deposition (growth) and immune function (Sandberg et al., 2007). As a consequence, feed intake and growth are impaired (Williams et al., 1997) and body protein degradation increases to release AA, e.g. for the production of acute phase proteins (APP) (Reeds et al., 1994). Knowledge about the impact of immune system activation on AA metabolism of pigs is limited. The aim of the present study was to compare the use of Complete Freund’s Adjuvant (CFA) and turpentine oil (TO) to activate the immune system and to study the effect of immune system activation on AA metabolism in pigs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, 9-12 September 2013, Sacramento, California, USA
EditorsJ.W. Oltjen, E. Kebreab, H. Lapierre
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Pages237-238
Volume134
ISBN (Print)9789086862276
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, Sacramento, California, USA -
Duration: 9 Sep 201312 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition, Sacramento, California, USA
Period9/09/1312/09/13

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