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From: Biochemical and physiological bases for utilization of dietary amino acids by young Pigs

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Overall catabolism of EAA to form NEAA in swine. Dietary intake of most essential amino acids exceeds their use for protein synthesis in the body. In contrast, the typical corn- and soybean meal-based diet cannot provide sufficient amounts of arginine, aspartate, glutamate, glutamine, glycine, and proline for protein accretion for young pigs, and these amino acids must be synthesized from essential amino acids. BCAA, branched-chain amino acids; BCKA, branched-chain α-ketoacids; D3PG, D-3-phosphoglycerate; Gluc, glucose; HYP, hydroxyproline.

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