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Supplementation of sows with L-Arginine during gestating and lactation affects muscle traits of offspring related with postnatal growth and meat quality: From conception to consumption

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Supplementation of sows with L-Arginine during gestating and lactation affects muscle traits of offspring related with postnatal growth and meat quality : From conception to consumption. / Oksbjerg, Niels; Krogh, Uffe Pinholt; Jensen, Jens Askov; Møller, Hanne Søndergård; Ramaekers, Peter; Rasmussen, Martin Krøyer; Therkildsen, Margrethe; Theil, Peter Kappel.

In: Meat Science, Vol. 152, 2019, p. 58-64.

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title = "Supplementation of sows with L-Arginine during gestating and lactation affects muscle traits of offspring related with postnatal growth and meat quality: From conception to consumption",
abstract = "This study investigated the effect of dietary inclusion of 25 g/day of L -Arginine (n = 7) or iso‑nitrogenous amounts of alanine (n = 6) from d 30 of gestation to d 28 of lactation of sows on performance, muscle traits and meat quality in offspring. From each litter, heaviest and smallest littermate of both sexes were reared from d 28 and slaughtered at d 140 in accordance with a 2 3 factorial design. A response to L -Arginine were obtained on small females where L -Arginine increased birth weight, however this effect disappeared at weaning. L -Arginine increased daily gain by 7{\%} and increased the cross-sectional area of the M. semitendinosus in small females by 14{\%}, suggesting an increased lean ratio. Mechanistic studies showed firstly, that small female littermates had increased number of muscle fibres (myogenesis) after L -Arginine treatment (11{\%}) and secondly increased total DNA (12{\%}) as a consequence of satellite cell proliferation. Traits describing tenderness seem to be affected by L -Arginine but further studies are needed.",
keywords = "ARGININE SUPPLEMENTATION, CELL-GROWTH, DIETARY-PROTEIN, FIBER CHARACTERISTICS, IUGR, LONGISSIMUS-DORSI, LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT, Metabolism, Muscle fibre number, Muscle histo-chemistry, NUTRITION, PERFORMANCE, PIGS, Performance of pigs, SKELETAL-MUSCLE",
author = "Niels Oksbjerg and Krogh, {Uffe Pinholt} and Jensen, {Jens Askov} and M{\o}ller, {Hanne S{\o}nderg{\aa}rd} and Peter Ramaekers and Rasmussen, {Martin Kr{\o}yer} and Margrethe Therkildsen and Theil, {Peter Kappel}",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1016/j.meatsci.2019.02.004",
language = "English",
volume = "152",
pages = "58--64",
journal = "Meat Science",
issn = "0309-1740",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Supplementation of sows with L-Arginine during gestating and lactation affects muscle traits of offspring related with postnatal growth and meat quality

T2 - From conception to consumption

AU - Oksbjerg, Niels

AU - Krogh, Uffe Pinholt

AU - Jensen, Jens Askov

AU - Møller, Hanne Søndergård

AU - Ramaekers, Peter

AU - Rasmussen, Martin Krøyer

AU - Therkildsen, Margrethe

AU - Theil, Peter Kappel

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - This study investigated the effect of dietary inclusion of 25 g/day of L -Arginine (n = 7) or iso‑nitrogenous amounts of alanine (n = 6) from d 30 of gestation to d 28 of lactation of sows on performance, muscle traits and meat quality in offspring. From each litter, heaviest and smallest littermate of both sexes were reared from d 28 and slaughtered at d 140 in accordance with a 2 3 factorial design. A response to L -Arginine were obtained on small females where L -Arginine increased birth weight, however this effect disappeared at weaning. L -Arginine increased daily gain by 7% and increased the cross-sectional area of the M. semitendinosus in small females by 14%, suggesting an increased lean ratio. Mechanistic studies showed firstly, that small female littermates had increased number of muscle fibres (myogenesis) after L -Arginine treatment (11%) and secondly increased total DNA (12%) as a consequence of satellite cell proliferation. Traits describing tenderness seem to be affected by L -Arginine but further studies are needed.

AB - This study investigated the effect of dietary inclusion of 25 g/day of L -Arginine (n = 7) or iso‑nitrogenous amounts of alanine (n = 6) from d 30 of gestation to d 28 of lactation of sows on performance, muscle traits and meat quality in offspring. From each litter, heaviest and smallest littermate of both sexes were reared from d 28 and slaughtered at d 140 in accordance with a 2 3 factorial design. A response to L -Arginine were obtained on small females where L -Arginine increased birth weight, however this effect disappeared at weaning. L -Arginine increased daily gain by 7% and increased the cross-sectional area of the M. semitendinosus in small females by 14%, suggesting an increased lean ratio. Mechanistic studies showed firstly, that small female littermates had increased number of muscle fibres (myogenesis) after L -Arginine treatment (11%) and secondly increased total DNA (12%) as a consequence of satellite cell proliferation. Traits describing tenderness seem to be affected by L -Arginine but further studies are needed.

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KW - CELL-GROWTH

KW - DIETARY-PROTEIN

KW - FIBER CHARACTERISTICS

KW - IUGR

KW - LONGISSIMUS-DORSI

KW - LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT

KW - Metabolism

KW - Muscle fibre number

KW - Muscle histo-chemistry

KW - NUTRITION

KW - PERFORMANCE

KW - PIGS

KW - Performance of pigs

KW - SKELETAL-MUSCLE

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U2 - 10.1016/j.meatsci.2019.02.004

DO - 10.1016/j.meatsci.2019.02.004

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 30807928

VL - 152

SP - 58

EP - 64

JO - Meat Science

JF - Meat Science

SN - 0309-1740

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