Animal Science

Animal Nutrition


Our laboratory identifies the nutritional characteristics in domestic animals with the aid of comparative biochemistry. The regulation of metabolic and the physiological functions of nutrients in domestic animal growth are considered for the entire body at the cell, organelle and gene levels.
1.Biochemical and physiological properties of nutrients (amino acid and fatty acid) and non-nutrients in animals
2.Metabolic responses of primary culture cells and mitochondria to nutrients in three-component systems
3.Bioenergetic in mitochondria and ROS (reactive oxygen species) production in domestic animals
4.Modular kinetic analysis for mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation and uncoupling in chicken skeletal muscle
5.Establishment of dietary systems including identification of novel nutrients to alleviate heat stress in chickens
6.Development of high valueadded meat and production system using ‘efeed rice’

(A)One-day-old male broiler chickens (B)Primary cultured chicken muscle cells (C)Feed rice (whole-grain paddy rice)



Poultry, Metabolism, Environmental stress, Nutrition, Molecular nutrition, Immunology, Bioenergetics, Amino acid, Ecofeed