Journal article

Alteration of the Antioxidant Capacity and Gut Microbiota under High Levels of Molybdenum and Green Tea Polyphenols in Laying Hens

Jianping Wang, Zengqiao Yang, Pietro Celi, Lei Yan, Xuemei Ding, Shiping Bai, Qiufeng Zeng, Xiangbing Mao, Bing Feng, Shengyu Xu, Keying Zhang

Antioxidants | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

High dietary levels of molybdenum (MO) can negatively affect productive performances and health status of laying hens, while tea polyphenol (TP) can mitigate the negative impact of high MO exposure. However, our understanding of the changes induced by TP on MO challenged layers performances and oxidative status, and on the microbiota, remains limited. The aim of the present study was to better understand host (performances and redox balance) and microbiota responses in MO-challenged layers with dietary TP. In this study, 200 Lohmann laying hens (65-week-old) were randomly allocated in a 2 × 2 factorial design to receive a diet with or without MO (0 or 100 mg/kg), and supplemented with either..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Projects


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was financially supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFD0500500), National Natural Science Foundation of China (31872792, 31402031), and Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Projects (2019YFH0062, 2014BAD13B04, 2014NZ0043, 2014NZ0002, 2013NZ0054).