Key Features

  • The book is written by leading experts and highlights some of the most recent advances in the field of metabolism.
  • It is a useful reference for researchers and advanced level graduate students in nutrition, physiology and animal science.
  • Presents recent advances in the field of metabolism.

Table of Contents



List of contributors

Part I. Fetal metabolism

1. Regulation of metabolism and growth during prenatal life, by A.W. Bell, P.L. Greenwood and R.A. Ehrhardt

Part II. Protein metabolism

2. Regulation of skeletal muscle protein metabolism in growing animals, by T.A. Davis and M.L. Fiorotto

3. Whole animal and tissue proteolysis in growing animals, by V.E. Baracos

4. Cytokine regulation of protein accretion in growing animals, by R.W. Johnson and J. Escobar

5. Amino acid metabolism in the small intestine: biochemical bases and nutritional significance, by G. Wu, D.A. Knabe and N.E. Flynn

6. Role of intestinal first-pass metabolism on whole body amino acid requirements, by R.F.P. Bertolo, P.B. Pencharz and R.O. Ball

7. Splanchnic protein and amino acid metabolism in growing animals, by D.G. Burrin and B. Stoll

8. Nitrogen metabolism by splanchnic tissues of ruminants, by C.K. Reynolds

Part III. Lipid metabolism

9. Hepatic fatty acid oxidation and ketogenesis in young pigs, by J. Odle, P. Lyvers-Peffer and X. Lin

10. Essential fatty acid metabolism during early development, by S. M. Innis

11. Development of white adipose tissue lipid metabolism, by H.J. Mersmann and S.B. Smith

12. S.B. Smith and G.E. Carsten

13. J.K. Drackley

Part IV. Carbohydrate and energy metabolism

14. Environmental and hormonal regulation of energy metabolism in early development of the pig, by P. Herpin, I. Louveau, M. Damon and J. Le Dividich

15. Hepatic gluconeogenesis in developing rminants, by S.S. Donkin and H. Hammon

16. Energy metabolism in the developing rumen epithelium, by B.W. Jesse

17. Splanchnic carbohydrate and energy metabolism in growing ruminants, by N.B. Kristensen, G.B. Huntington and D.L. Harmon

Part V: Methodology


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About the authors

Douglas Burrin

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, US; Research Physiologist, Agricultural Research Service

Harry Mersmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Research Physiologist, USDA-ARS, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA