Universität Rostock, 2021
Abstract: This dissertation investigates the effects of different dietary phosphorus (P) intake on the endogenous mechanism of P homeostasis in a wide range of organs and tissues of pigs. The results suggests that the gene expression of transcellular P transporters is tissue-specific and that dietary interventions changes the gene expression levels of P transporters in relevant tissues to maintain P homeostasis in the animal. The results of this study also suggest that the variable P-containing diet may influence vitamin D metabolism in animals to maintain bone and mineral homeostasis.
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