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Table 4 Effects of dietary supplementation with EP-Zn complex on the amino acid profile of breast muscle in broiler chickens

From: Dietary Enteromorpha polysaccharide-Zn supplementation regulates amino acid and fatty acid metabolism by improving the antioxidant activity in chicken

Parameter Treatment group P -value
Control EP-Zn
  EAA   
Thr 327.97 ± 39.66 305.65 ± 45.83 0.72
Val 218.37 ± 26.78a 109.65 ± 14.26b 0.004
Met 153.36 ± 20.27 106.75 ± 16.79 0.21
Ile 210.93 ± 26.37 136.04 ± 21.96 0.09
Leu 410.17 ± 40.15 346.14 ± 51.76 0.62
Lys 238.85 ± 23.94 191.57 ± 33.00 0.45
Phe 220.37 ± 17.07a 119.28 ± 21.52b 0.007
  NEAE
Tau 396.16 ± 28.29 386.26 ± 30.5 0.61
Asp 56.61 ± 8.21b 82.75 ± 12.66a 0.04
Ser 402.25 ± 27.02 426.28 ± 25.09 0.85
Glu 524.51 ± 27.22 523.07 ± 37.86 0.65
Gly 1582.42 ± 46.75a 794.92 ± 36.56b 0.009
Ala 1254.24 ± 52.85 1041.51 ± 43.02 0.61
Cys 142.26 ± 18.25a 30.08 ± 4.23b < 0.01
Tyr 258.75 ± 36.94 202.23 ± 42.59 0.51
Arg 276.27 ± 47.16 176.86 ± 37.74 0.25
Pro 253.64 ± 18.88b 452.64 ± 23.42a 0.04
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD (standard deviation); n = 8; Means within the same row with different superscript letters differ significantly (P < 0.05); EAA Essential amino acid, NEAA Non-essential amino acid