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Central Functions of Amino Acids for the Stress Response in Chicks
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Central Functions of Amino Acids for the Stress Response in Chicks
Yamane, H.; Kurauchi, I.; Denbow, D.M.; Furuse, Mitsuhiro;
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The nutritional significance of essential amino acids, as well as non-essential amino acids, is well documented in poultry production with regards to growth performance and protein accretion. However, the function of amino acids in the stress response is still unclear. L-Pipecolic acid, a L-lysine metabolite in the brain, induced a hypnotic and sedative effect acting via the - aminobutyric acid receptors. L-Arginine also induced a sedative effect via its metabolism to L-ornithine. In addition, three-carbon nonessential amino acids like L-alanine, L-serine and L-cysteine also induced sedative effects. These facts suggest that the requirement for amino acids in both essential and non-essential types may require reconsideration to add the concept of stress amelioration in the future.
Amino Acids;Sedation;Hypnosis;Stress;Chick;
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