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Dietary Supplementation with Fermented Radix astragalus-ginkgo Leaves Improves Antioxidant Capacity and Meat Quality in Broilers

Dietary Supplementation with Fermented Radix astragalus-ginkgo Leaves Improves Antioxidant Capacity and Meat Quality in Broilers

Xuhui Zhang1, Zhiyuan Sun2, Jinfeng Cai1, Guibin Wang1, Zunling Zhu1, Linguo Zhao3 and Fuliang Cao1,*

1Co-Innovation Center for Sustainable Forestry in Southern China,Nanjing Forestry University, Longpan Road, Nanjing 210037, P.R. China
2Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Jiangsu Polytechnic College of Agriculture and Forestry, Jurong Jiangsu 212400, P.R. China
3College of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China
 
Xuhui Zhang and Zhiyuan Sun contributed equally to this work and are considered as co-first authors.

*      Corresponding author: fuliangcaonjfu@163.com

Fig. 1.

Serum T-SOD activities (A), GSH (B), MDA (C) α-TOH (D) and TC concentrations (E) of broilers fed maize-basal diets supplemented with NF or FR products. a, b, c means with different letters differ significantly (P<0.05 or P<0.01), compared with the control group within the same time period.
1Cont. = Basal diet; NF=Basal diet with 3 g/kg non-fermented Radix astragali-ginko leaves; FR1, FR2 and FR3=Basal diet with 1 g/kg, 3 g/kg and 6 g/kg, respectively, fermented Radix astragali-ginko leaves.
2T-SOD, total superoxide dismutase; GSH, glutathione; MDA, malondialdehyde; TC, total cholesterol; α-TOH, α-tocopherol.
3n=6 (number of animals per treatment).

Fig. 2.

Contents of hepatic mitochondria ROS of broilers fed maize-basal diets supplemented with NF and FR products.
2ROS, reactive oxygen species. For other statistical details, see Figure 1.

Fig. 3.

Expression levels of antioxidant gene in liver of broilers fed maize-basal diets supplemented with NF or FR products.
2Nrf2, nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2; HO-1, Heme oxygenase 1; SOD, superoxide dismutase; GPx, glutathione peroxidase. For other statistical details, see Figure 1.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 52, Iss. 4, Pages 1225-1630

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