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Table 4 Effects of Chinese herbal medicine on plasma glucose, protein and energy metabolism in sheep

From: Effects of Chinese herbal medicine on plasma glucose, protein and energy metabolism in sheep

Items MH-diet CHM-diet SEM P-value
Glucose concentration, mmol/L 3.36 3.33 0.15 0.84
GluTR, mmol/kg0.75/h 1.45 1.56 0.04 0.17
α-KIC concentration, μmol/L 9.5 8.9 1.3 0.42
LeuTR, μmol/kg0.75/h 398 422 23 0.16
LeuOX, μmol/kg0.75/h 102 160 11 0.06
WBPS, g/kgBW0.75/d 14.1 12.5 1.4 0.15
HP, kcal/kg0.75/h 3.94 4.25 0.07 0.05
  1. MH-diet = mixed hay of orchardgrass and reed canarygrass; CHM-diet = MH-diet supplemented with 2% of Chinese herbal medicine mixture; SEM = standard error of the mean; GluTR = turnover rate of plasma glucose; α-KIC = α-ketoisocaproic acid; LeuTR = turnover rate of plasma leucine; LeuOX = oxidation rate of leucine; WBPS = whole body protein synthesis; HP = heat production.