This book covers hot topics in the nutrition and metabolism of terrestrial and aquatic animals, including the interorgan transport and utilization of water, minerals, amino acids, glucose, and fructose; the development of alternatives to in-feed antibiotics for animals (e.g., swine and poultry); and metabolic disorders (or diseases) resulting from nutrient deficiencies. It enables readers to understand the crucial roles of nutrients in the nutrition, growth, development, and health of animals. Such knowledge has important implications for humans.
Readers will also learn from well-written chapters about the use of new genome-editing biotechnologies to generate animals (e.g., cows and swine) as bioreactors that can produce large amounts of pharmaceutical proteins and other molecules to improve the health and well-being of humans and other animals, as well as the growth and productivity of farm animals. Furthermore, the book provides useful information on the use of animals (e.g., cattle, swine, sheep, chickens, and fish) as models in biomedical research to prevent and treat human diseases, develop infant formulas, and improve the cardiovascular and metabolic health of offspring with prenatal growth restriction.
Editor of this book is an internationally recognized expert in nutrition and metabolisms. He has about 40 years of experience with research and teaching at world-class universities in the subject matters. He has published more than 660 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 90 chapters in books, and authored two text/reference books, with a very high H-index of 127 and more than 66,000 citations in Google Scholar.
This publication is a useful reference for nutrition and biomedical professionals, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in animal science, aquaculture, zoology, wildlife, veterinary medicine, biology, biochemistry, food science, nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, and other related disciplines. In addition, all chapters provide general and specific references to nutrition and metabolism for researchers and practitioners in animal agriculture (including aquaculture), dietitians, animal and human medicines, and for government policy makers.
Nutrition and Metabolism: Foundations for Animal Growth, Development, Reproduction, and Health
Insights into the Regulation of Implantation and Placentation in Humans, Rodents, Sheep, and Pigs
Claire Stenhouse, Heewon Seo, Guoyao Wu, Gregory A. Johnson, and Fuller W. Bazer
A Role for Fructose Metabolism in Development of Sheep and Pig Conceptuses
Robyn M. Moses, Avery C. Kramer, Heewon Seo, Guoyao Wu, Gregory A. Johnson, and Fuller W. Bazer
Chapter 4:Nutritional Regulation of Embryonic Survival, Growth and Development Lawrence P. Reynolds, Kyle J. McLean, Kacie L. McCarthy, Wellison J.S. Diniz, Ana Clara B. Menezes, J. Chris Forcherio, Ronald R. Scott, Alison K. Ward, Carl R. Dahlen, and Joel S. Caton
Phosphate, Calcium, and Vitamin D: Key Regulators of Fetal and Placental Development in MammalsClaire Stenhouse, Larry J. Suva, Dana Gaddy, Guoyao Wu, and Fuller W. Bazer
Nutritional and Physiological Regulation of Water Transport in the Conceptus
Cui Zhu, Zongyong Jiang, Gregory A. Johnson, Fuller W. Bazer, and Guoyao Wu
Amino Acids in Microbial Metabolism and Function
Zhaolai Dai, Zhenlong Wu, Weiyun Zhu, and Guoyao Wu
Potential Replacements for Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Poultry: Interactions at the Gut Level and their Impact on Host Immunity
Christina L. Swaggerty, Cristiano Bortoluzzi, Annah Lee, Cinthia Eyng, Gabriela Dal Pont, and Michael H. Kogut
Microbiomes in the Intestine of Developing Pigs: Implications for Nutrition and Health
Chunlong Mu, Yu Pi, Chuanjian Zhang, and Weiyun Zhu
Chapter 10:L-Arginine Nutrition and Metabolism in Ruminants
Guoyao Wu, Fuller W. Bazer, M. Cary Satterfield, Kyler R. Gilbreath, Erin A. Posey, and Yuxiang Sun
Hepatic Glucose Metabolism and Its Disorders in Fish
Xinyu Li, Tao Han, Shixuan Zheng, and Guoyao Wu
Protein-Sourced Feedstuffs for Aquatic Animals
Sichao Jia, Xinyu Li, Wenliang He, and Guoyao Wu
Functional Molecules of Intestinal Mucosal Products in Animal Nutrition and Health
Peng Li and Guoyao Wu
Use of Genome Editing Techniques to Produce Transgenic Farm Animals
Alayna N. Hay, Kayla Farrell, Caroline M. Leeth, and Kiho Lee
Cows as Bioreactors for the Production of Nutritionally and Biomedically Significant Proteins
Monzani PS, Adona PR, Long SA, and Wheeler MB
Use of Agriculturally Important Animals as Models in Biomedical Research
Brandon I. Smith and Kristen E. Govoni
Pigs (Sus Scrofa) in Biomedical Research
Guoyao Wu is Distinguished Professor, University Faculty Fellow, and AgriLife Research Senior Faculty Fellow in the Department of Animal Science. He also holds appointments with the Graduate Faculty of Nutrition, the Departments of Systems Biology and Translational Medicine and Veterinary Integrative Biosciences.He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, a master’s degree in animal nutrition from Beijing Agricultural University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in animal biochemistry from the University of Alberta in Canada. He received postdoctoral training in biochemistry and nutrition at McGill University Medical School in Montreal, Canada, and at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical School in St. John’s, Canada.
Dr. Wu teaches graduate courses in protein metabolism and nutritional biochemistry. He conducts research in protein and amino acid metabolism at molecular, cellular, and whole body levels . The animal models used in his research include cattle, chicks, pigs, rats, mice, fish, shrimp, and sheep.
Professional memberships include the American Society of Animal Science, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, Society for Study of Reproduction, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and American Heart Association. Dr. Wu currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. He is Editor of “Amino Acids” and “Frontiers in Bioscience.”