Special Issue "Advances in Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition for Improving Animals’ Growth and Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: nutritional physiology; proteins; amino acids; energy balance; metabolism; metabolic health; growth
Proteins and amino acids are involved in many metabolic and biochemical functions in the cell. Consumption of proteins elicits different behavioral and physiological responses, which are under homeostatic control. An alteration in dietary protein density or source produces differential adaptive responses in energy balance and metabolism, which are partly due to changes in the dietary amino acid profile. The mechanisms by which proteins and amino acids modulate energy balance are not fully understood. Therefore, the overall objective of this Special Issue is to provide new insights into the role of dietary protein and amino acids on energy balance and metabolism and their underlying mechanisms of action across different animals’ species that can lead to improvement in animal growth and health. The specific objective is to explore the effects of dietary protein content and source as well as individual amino acids on food/feed intake, energy expenditure, nutrient utilization, gut microbiota, protein turnover, the parameters of growth at cellular and whole-body levels and metabolic diseases (e.g., diabetes, obesity, ketosis, fatty liver, cardiovascular disease, renal dysfunctions). We welcome original research articles, reviews, viewpoints, letters, essays, etc. from different research areas such as animal science, veterinary medicine, nutritional sciences, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, etc. for submission to this Special Issue.
Dr. Adel Pezeshki
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- amino acids
- energy balance