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Lysine restriction may affect metabolism of other amino acids

Lack of lysine in growing pig diets may be primary reason for reduced body protein synthesis and compromised growth performance.

Lysine is the first limiting amino acid in typical swine diets, and previous research by Mississippi State University researchers M. Shamimul Hasan, Mark A. Crenshaw and Shengfa F. Liao showed that dietary lysine restriction compromised the growth performance of late-stage finishing pigs, which was associated with the changes in plasma concentrations of nutrient metabolites and hormone insulinā€like growth factor 1 (IGF-1).

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