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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2019 Vol.20 No.8 P.617-627


Zn metabolism of monogastric species and consequences for the definition of feeding requirements and the estimation of feed Zn bioavailability

Author(s):  Daniel Brugger, Wilhelm M. Windisch

Affiliation(s):  Chair of Animal Nutrition, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich, 85354 Freising, Germany

Corresponding email(s):   daniel.brugger@wzw.tum.de

Key Words:  Monogastric species, Zinc metabolism, Requirement, Bioavailability, Experimental modelling

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Daniel Brugger, Wilhelm M. Windisch. Zn metabolism of monogastric species and consequences for the definition of feeding requirements and the estimation of feed Zn bioavailability[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2019, 20(8): 617-627.

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A major goal of mineral nutrition research is to provide information of feed zinc (Zn) utilization efficiency and gross Zn requirements as affected by changing rearing conditions. This can be achieved only by applying precise experimental models that acknowledge the basic principles of Zn metabolism. This review article summarizes the most important aspects of Zn homeostasis in monogastric species, including molecular aspects of Zn acquisition and excretion. Special emphasis is given to the role of the skeleton as well as the exocrine pancreas for animal Zn metabolism. Finally, we discuss consequences arising from these physiological principles for the experimental design of trials which aim to address questions of Zn requirements and bioavailability.




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