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Research Article

Impacts of Birth Weight on Plasma, Liver and Skeletal Muscle Neutral Amino Acid Profiles and Intestinal Amino Acid Transporters in Suckling Huanjiang Mini-Piglets

  • Huansheng Yang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Huansheng Yang, Dezhi Fu

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region and Research Center for Healthy Breeding of Livestock and Poultry, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, Hunan, People’s Republic of China, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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  • Dezhi Fu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Huansheng Yang, Dezhi Fu

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region and Research Center for Healthy Breeding of Livestock and Poultry, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, Hunan, People’s Republic of China

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  • Hua Shao,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region and Research Center for Healthy Breeding of Livestock and Poultry, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, Hunan, People’s Republic of China, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Xiangfeng Kong mail,

    nnkxf@isa.ac.cn (XK); yinyulong@isa.ac.cn (YY)

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region and Research Center for Healthy Breeding of Livestock and Poultry, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, Hunan, People’s Republic of China, Huanjiang Observation and Research Station for Karst Ecosystem, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Huanjiang, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China

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  • Wence Wang,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region and Research Center for Healthy Breeding of Livestock and Poultry, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, Hunan, People’s Republic of China

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  • Xiaojian Yang,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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  • Charles M. Nyachoti,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • Yulong Yin mail

    nnkxf@isa.ac.cn (XK); yinyulong@isa.ac.cn (YY)

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region and Research Center for Healthy Breeding of Livestock and Poultry, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, Hunan, People’s Republic of China

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  • Published: December 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050921

About the Authors

Huansheng Yang, Dezhi Fu, Hua Shao, Xiangfeng Kong, Wence Wang, Yulong Yin
Key Laboratory of Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region and Research Center for Healthy Breeding of Livestock and Poultry, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, Hunan, People’s Republic of China
Xiangfeng Kong
Huanjiang Observation and Research Station for Karst Ecosystem, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Huanjiang, Guangxi, People’s Republic of China
Xiaojian Yang
Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Charles M. Nyachoti
Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Hua Shao
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Huansheng Yang
Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HY XK YY. Performed the experiments: HY DF XK WW. Analyzed the data: HY DF XY YY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YH DF HS WW. Wrote the paper: HY HS CMN YY.