The research team of Professor Yulong Yin from Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, recently clarified the mechanism underlying early weaning-induced abnormality in the development of small intestinal epithelium from the perspective of ISCs. They found that early weaning depressed the self-renewal of ISCs and attenuated the activity of ISCs-driven intestinal epithelial regeneration and crypt expansion in vivo and ex-vivo.
Recently, Xiangfeng Kong's research team from the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, systematically investigated the growth and development, body metabolism, and intestinal microecological profiles of normal birth weight pigs and IUGR pigs during different growth stages.
Recently, a research team led by professor Xiangfeng Kong from the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, systematically studied the effects of dietary probiotics and synbiotics supplementation during gestation and lactation on Bama mini-pigs and explored the mechanism from the aspects of nutrient metabolism, intestinal microecology, and gene expression.
Recently, a team of researchers from China Agricultural University and the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (ISA) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences conducted a study to evaluate the composition of amino acids, fatty acids, and metabolic profiles in the longissimus thoracis (LM) muscle sample from Shaziling pigs aged 30, 90, 150, 210, and 300 days, with the aim of investigating the effects of age on the abovementioned parameters and of identifying what can reflect Shaziling pigs’ meat quality traits.
Researchers from the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (ISA) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences investigated the effects of replacing inorganic Zn (ZnSO4) with organic Zn (Zn-Glycine) in the diets of ewe on the pancreatic function of the offspring. They found that pancreatic zinc contents in kids tended to be increased when replacing ZnSO4 with Zn- Glycine. The serum insulin concentrations were greater and the glucagon were less in the Zn- Glycine group when compared to ZnSO4 group. The activities of lipase and chymotrypsin were enhanced when replacing ZnSO4 with Zn-Glycine.
Recently, researchers from the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, systematically studied the feeding effects of dietary nucleotides in sows and discussed its mechanism of placental transport, nutrient metabolism, intestinal development, and other aspects.
On August 26, the 6th International Conference on Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology (ICoFAB) was held at Mahasarakham University, Thailand. Over 150 scientists from China, Thailand, attended the conference. With invitation as the keynote speaker from the committee of the conference, professor WU Xin from the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences att...