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Table 5 Effect of enzyme1 supplementation of in poultry diet on serum endocrine hormone levels

From: Supplementation of amylase combined with glucoamylase or protease changes intestinal microbiota diversity and benefits for broilers fed a diet of newly harvested corn

Treatments INS, μIU/mL PG, pg/mL T3, ng/mL T4, ng/mL
  16 d 23 d 16 d 23 d 16 d 23 d 16 d 23 d
Control 12.75bc 11.55 121.52a 86.25 0.65b 0.69 18.47b 20.55
Enzyme A 13.21b 12.49 90.11b 78.60 0.80ab 0.68 19.54b 22.55
Enzyme B 15.55a 12.23 85.86b 84.84 0.97a 0.64 28.97a 24.52
Enzyme C 10.85c 12.69 90.14b 73.07 0.92a 0.68 22.36b 22.41
Enzyme D 13.08b 13.59 98.52b 79.97 0.84ab 0.72 19.05b 23.55
Enzyme E 12.79bc 11.77 88.89b 82.26 0.79ab 0.75 23.33ab 28.37
SEM 0.345 0.258 3.053 1.511 0.029 0.025 0.991 1.219
P-value 0.002 0.306 0.002 0.131 0.017 0.884 0.011 0.580
  1. 1Enzyme A(1,500 U/g α-amylase); Enzyme B(Enzyme A + 300 U/g amylopectase + 20,000 U/g glucoamylase); Enzyme C (Enzyme B + protease 10,000 U/g); Enzyme D (Enzyme C + 15,000 U/g xylanase); Enzyme E (Enzyme D + 200 U/ g cellulase + 1,000 U/g pectinase)
  2. INS insulin, PG proglucagon, T 3 triiodothyronine, T 4 tetraiodothyronine