Pancreatic Response to Dietary Trypsin Inhibitor: Variations Among Species
Inhibitors of proteolytic enzymes are distributed throughout various foods used for human consumption as well as throughout animal feeds. These inhibitors are predominately found in plant foodstuffs and have been associated with the lower protein digestibility of untreated or unprocessed plants used as dietary sources of protein. Because of the importance of plants for human foods as well as their importance in animal feeds, the metabolic and nutritional effects of protease inhibitors have been investigated in a variety of animal species. Most of this research has dealt with the inhibitors of trypsin and chymotrypsin that are found in soybeans. The objective of this paper is to critically examine the variability among species in the response to diets which contain trypsin inhibitors.
KeywordsTrypsin Inhibitor Human Pancreas Pancreatic Enzyme Secretion Inhibitor Feeding Pancreatic Weight
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