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Table 3 Gene expression in the ileal tissues of 42-day-old turkeys fed diets with different arginine (Arg) to lysine (Lys) ratios and a low methionine (Met) level, challenged withClostridium perfringens—(Experiment 1).

From: The effect of different dietary ratios of lysine and arginine in diets with high or low methionine levels on oxidative and epigenetic DNA damage, the gene expression of tight junction proteins and selected metabolic parameters in Clostridium perfringens-challenged turkeys

Arg90*Infection (−)0.6550.0050.331b0.3250.003
Arg90*Infection (+)2.1910.0131.500a0.7110.009
Arg100*Infection (−)0.7620.0030.429ab0.1420.004
Arg100*Infection (+)1.8920.0140.933ab0.5690.010
Arg110*Infection (−)0.9330.0070.712ab0.2110.004
Arg110*Infection (+)2.4340.0251.001a1.1970.011
Arg level, %
C. perfringens infection1
P value
 Arg × infection0.4250.2950.0110.0570.868
  1. Diets contained three levels of Arg relative to Lys (90, 100 and 110%; Arg90, Arg100 and Arg110, respectively) and a low level of Met (30% dietary Lys).
  2. 1At 34, 36 and 37 days of age, birds were infected with 1 mL (per os directly into the crop) of a culture medium of C. perfringens type A strain 56 containing approximately 108 CFU/mL of bacteria. a,bMeans within a row with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05).