Meat Animal Glands And Organs

Animal organs and glands offer a diversity of flavors, textures, and nutritional values. Traditions, culture, and religion play a big role in how these glands and organs are used for food. Many of these variety meats are exported to foreign countries for consumption. The organs and glands used for human food include heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, tongue, pancreas, thymus, cattle and sheep stomachs, testes, and the stomachs and uteri of pigs. 2 Brains and spinal cords are now considered inedible...

Mineral Elements Micro Trace

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. Hong Yang ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc., Quincy, Illinois, U.S.A. Trace minerals are so named because they exist in the body at concentrations of < 0.001 and animals require them in diets at < 100 mg kg of feed. Up to the early 1950s, only six trace elements (iron, iodine, copper, manganese, zinc, and cobalt) were identified as nutritionally essential. In 1957, selenium was added to the list. At present, another eight elements including boron,...

Advantages Of Recombinant Protein Synthesis In Transgenic Animals

Several different organisms have been harnessed to produce recombinant proteins. Bacteria, yeast, fungi, plants, and cultured mammalian cells can all be reprogrammed and, if properly managed, yield relatively large amounts of recombinant proteins. Problems begin to arise, however, when one examines the ability of these organisms to posttranslationally modify and even release recombinant proteins. Bacteria, for example, are often unable to package and secrete recombinant proteins. In these...