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Table 6 Relative concentration of differentially expressed metabolites in breast muscle of broiler chickens fed a commercial basal diet (CON, n = 9; digestible Arg:Lys = 1.05, 1.05, 1.06 and 1.07) or the same basal diet supplemented with synthetic L-arginine (ARG, n = 9; digestible Arg:Lys = 1.15, 1.15, 1.16 and 1.17)

From: Effect of dietary arginine to lysine ratios on productive performance, meat quality, plasma and muscle metabolomics profile in fast-growing broiler chickens

Metabolitesa CON ARG Trend P-value
Arginine, mmol/L 3.35 × 10−4 ± 5.59 × 10− 6 3.98 × 10− 4 ± 3.78 × 10− 6 < 0.01
Acetate, mmol/L 2.48 × 10− 4 ± 1.29 × 10− 6 2.67 × 10− 4 ± 2.16 × 10− 6 0.02
Inosine, mmol/L 4.88 × 10− 4 ± 8.97 × 10− 6 4.06 × 10− 4 ± 3.90 × 10− 6 < 0.01
Acetone, mmol/L 2.35 × 10− 5 ± 1.71 × 10− 6 1.10 × 10− 5 ± 5.86 × 10− 7 0.03
  1. a Results are reported as mean ± SEM