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Protective effects of taurine against muscle damage induced by diquat in 35 days weaned piglets

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Title
Protective effects of taurine against muscle damage induced by diquat in 35 days weaned piglets
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Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, June 2020
DOI 10.1186/s40104-020-00463-0
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Chaoyue Wen, Fengna Li, Qiuping Guo, Lingyu Zhang, Yehui Duan, Wenlong Wang, Jianzhong Li, Shanping He, Wen Chen, Yulong Yin

Abstract

Oxidative stress is a key factor that influences piglets' health. Taurine plays an imperative role in keeping the biological system from damage. This study was conducted to investigate the protective effect of taurine against muscle injury due to the secondary effect of diquat toxicity. Our study found that taurine effectively and dose-dependently alleviated the diquat toxicity induced rise of feed/gain, with a concurrent improvement of carcass lean percentage. The plasma content of taurine was considerably increased in a dose-dependent manner. Consequently, dietary taurine efficiently improved the activity of plasma antioxidant enzymes. Furthermore, taurine attenuated muscle damage by restoring mitochondrial micromorphology, suppressing protein degradation and reducing the percentage of apoptotic cells in the skeletal muscle. Taurine supplementation also suppressed the genes expression levels of the antioxidant-, mitochondrial biogenesis-, and muscle atrophy-related genes in the skeletal muscle of piglets with oxidative stress. These results showed that the dose of 0.60% taurine supplementation in the diet could attenuate skeletal muscle injury induced by diquat toxicity. It is suggested that taurine could be a potential nutritional intervention strategy to improve growth performance.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 30%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Researcher 1 10%
Student > Master 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 10%
Environmental Science 1 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 10%
Other 2 20%
Unknown 3 30%

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