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Nutritional and Physiological Functions of Amino Acids in Pigs

  • Francois Blachier
  • Guoyao Wu
  • Yulong Yin
  • Only book presenting an overview of amino acid metabolism and effects in pigs

  • Provides the double perspective of pig as an animal with important agronomical interest

  • Discusses the animal model pig for extrapolation to human physiology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Anatomical Characteristics of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Digestive Glands of Pigs During Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kang Yao, Zhihong Sun, Zikui Liu, Zhefeng Li, Yulong Yin
      Pages 3-18
    3. Zhiru Tang, Zheng Ruan, Yulong Yin
      Pages 19-28
    4. Huansheng Yang, Xia Xiong, Yulong Yin
      Pages 29-47
  3. Terminal Digestion, Amino Acid Absorption/Metabolism, and Microbiota in the Pig Intestine During Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. François Blachier, Yulong Yin, Guoyao Wu, Mireille Andriamihaja
      Pages 51-57
    3. François Blachier, Guoyao Wu, Yulong Yin, Yongqing Hou, Mireille Andriamihaja
      Pages 59-74
    4. Shengping Wang, Gang Liu, Lichuang Cai, Jiannan Ding, Yulong Yin
      Pages 75-87
  4. Physiological Functions of Amino Acids in Pigs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Wenkai Ren, Yinghui Li, Yulong Yin, François Blachier
      Pages 91-108
    3. Fugui Yin, Yulong Yin, Yongqing Hou
      Pages 109-122
    4. Qinghua He, Yulong Yin, Yongqing Hou, Guixin Qin, Hui Sun, Jianhong Liu et al.
      Pages 123-140
    5. Bie Tan, Yulong Yin, Yizhen Wang, De Wu, Yingcai Lin, Xuemei Ding et al.
      Pages 141-150
    6. Qiwen Fan, Xianghua Yan, Yulong Yin, Zhen Liu
      Pages 151-174
    7. Bie Tan, Mingyong Xie, Yulong Yin
      Pages 175-185
    8. Caihong Hu, Yulong Yin, Anshan Shan, Xingguo He, Weifen Li, Jun Fang
      Pages 187-202
  5. Methodology for Research on Amino Acid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Xia Xiong, Yulong Yin, Yiqiang Huang, Yongfei Wang, Qingqi Wen, Yuyun Mu et al.
      Pages 217-229

About this book


This book provides developmental data regarding piglets (with a focus on the gastrointestinal tract), data related to amino acid metabolism in pigs, data related to nutritional and physiological functions of amino acids in pigs, nutritional requirements for amino acids in pigs, signaling roles of amino acids, methodological aspects in amino acid research and the pig model for studying amino acid-related human diseases.


amino acids animal model pig nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Francois Blachier
    • 1
  • Guoyao Wu
    • 2
  • Yulong Yin
    • 3
  1. 1.for Agronomic ResearchNational InstituteParisFrench S.Territ
  2. 2.College StationUSA
  3. 3.Chinese Academy of SciencesInstitute of Subtropical AgricultureHunanChina, People's Republic

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