Protein Deposition in Animals

Protein Deposition in Animals

Proceedings of Previous Easter Schools in Agricultural Science

1st Edition - December 11, 1980

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  • Authors: P.J. Buttery, D.B. Lindsay
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161815

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Protein Deposition in Animals explores the factors controlling protein deposition in farm animals including fish, poultry, and ruminants. Topics covered range from protein biosynthesis in eukaryotic cells and protein metabolism in intact animals to whole-body amino acid metabolism, synthesis of egg proteins, and metabolism of the fetus. The energy costs of protein metabolism, dietary constraints on nitrogen retention, and metabolism in muscle are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on the factors that influence protein production by animals. This book is comprised of 15 chapters; the first of which explains some fundamental aspects of protein synthesis, followed by a topic of the molecular control of protein breakdown. Two chapters then consider the measurement of whole-body protein metabolism and the integration of the metabolism of individual organs with the rest of the animal. Two 'tissues', the muscle and the fetus, are singled out for detailed analysis in subsequent chapters, while another chapter describes the synthesis of egg proteins. The factors that influence overall nitrogen retention by the animals are also examined, along with the energy costs of protein deposition, hormonal influences on protein deposition, and the use of anabolic agents to manipulate growth. Two chapters, one on poultry and the other on ruminants, are concerned with predicting rates of protein deposition. This text concludes by discussing the protein metabolism in fish. This book will be of interest to scientists working in the fields of applied biochemistry, animal nutrition and physiology, physiology, and agriculture.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Mechanism and Regulation of Protein Biosynthesis in Eukaryotic Cells

    2 Factors Controlling Intracellular Breakdown of Proteins

    3 Assessment of Protein Metabolism in the Intact Animal

    4 Integration of Whole-Body Amino Acid Metabolism

    5 Controlling Factors in the Synthesis of Egg Proteins

    6 Metabolism of the Fetus

    7 Metabolism in Muscle

    8 Dietary Constraints on Nitrogen Retention

    9 Hormonal Control of Protein Metabolism, with Particular Reference to Body Protein Gain

    10 Manipulation of Protein Metabolism, with Special Reference to Anabolic Agents

    11 Some Implications of the Use of Anabolic Agents

    12 Energy Costs of Protein Deposition

    13 Prediction of Protein Deposition in Ruminants

    14 Protein Deposition in Poultry

    15 Protein Metabolism in Fish

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  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1980
  • Published: December 11, 1980
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161815

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P.J. Buttery

D.B. Lindsay

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