Background last update:16 Nov 2006

Feed the gut first- factors affecting intestinal protein turnover

Protein turnover in the gut, such as mucous and enzyme production/secretion, sloughing of mucosal cells and local immune proteins, is one of the complications of measuring total protein requirement. It can be extremely high, but is subject to dietary influence.

This article can also be found at Feed Mix, volume 10, no. 2

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