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Fig. 2

From: Dynamic changes of postprandial plasma metabolites after intake of corn-soybean meal or casein-starch diets in growing pigs

Fig. 2

Concentrations of plasma free amino acids (a), glutamate and glycine (b) after intake of PD and CD, concentrations of plasma branched-chain amino acids after PD intake (c) and branched-chain amino acids after CD intake (d). PD: starch-casein based purified diet; CD: common corn-soybean meal based diet. TAA: total amino acid; EAA: essential amino acid. TAA was higher in CD than PD at 2 h (P < 0.05). Compare to baseline (10 min before morning feeding) glutamate and glycine significantly decreased at 30 min after intake of both diets (P < 0.05). Plasma branched-chain amino acid after PD intake showed a similar trend with TAA and EAA of PD. Compare to baseline, leucine and isoleucine decreased at 30 min (P < 0.05), increased and peaked at 2 h after CD intake, but valine showed a similar trend of TAA and EAA of CD. PD: a starch-casein based purified diet and CD: a common corn-soybean meal diet

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