Acid and alkaline phosphatase activity in broiler chicks fed with different levels of phytase and non-phytate phosphorus

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De Souza Nakagi, Vanessa [UNESP]
Amaral, Cecília Maria Costa Do [UNESP]
Stech, Márcia Regina [UNESP]
De Lima, Andrea Cristina Frizzas [UNESP]
Harnich, Fátima Aparecida Ribeiro [UNESP]
Laurentiz, Antonio Carlos [UNESP]
Pizauro Júnior, João Martins [UNESP]

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Tartrate-resistant acid (ACP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities were evaluated in the serum and bone of broiler chicks fed with various amounts of non-phytate phosphorus (NPP) or phytase. Data were analysed using a 4×3 factorial design containing four NPP levels per period. Analyses were performed in chicks aged 1-21 days (0.21; 0.29; 0.37; 0.45 ppm) and 36-42 days (0.13; 0.21; 0.29; 0.37 ppm) and under three different phytase level treatments (0, 500 and 1000 FTU/kg) for each period. In 42-day-old animals, the serum ACP and ALP activities did not differ in response to NPP and phytase levels and bone ACP activity decreased with increased phosphorus levels. We observed effects on ALP activity by approximately 70% in lower phosphorus (0.13 and 0.21) levels without phytase. The phytase addition decreased (P<0.05) ALP values in lower phosphorus levels. The bone ALP and ACP levels of 21-day-old animals were not affected by phosphorus or phytase. Pi depletion induces a significant increase in alkaline phosphatase synthesis, suggesting that the function of this enzyme is downregulated by phosphorus. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.



bone markers, bone tissue, downregulation, enzymes, Pi depletion, Animalia

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Journal of Applied Animal Research, v. 41, n. 2, p. 229-233, 2013.