Effect of vitamins E+C and taurine on the oxidative state of DNA in the liver of growing pigs

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Growing pigs (n=21)at an initial liveweight of 30 kg were divided into three groups of 7 animals each and housed in individual cages for 100 days. The pigs were fed with similar diets (13.5 MJ ME and 178 g crude protein/kg) but with different additions of vitamins C+E and taurine. The antioxidative vitamins E and C supplied to diets with high energy concentrations (containing lard) can act as pro-oxidants on liver DNA in growing pigs. Taurine decreased the concentration of products from nucleotide oxidation, but in the presence of vitamin E and C, promoted hepatocyte lesions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Animal and Feed Sciences
Issue numberSuppl. 2
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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