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Table 1 Composition of diets

From: Leucine content of dietary proteins is a determinant of postprandial skeletal muscle protein synthesis in adult rats

Component Wheat Diet Soy Dietg/kg Egg Diet Whey Diet
Vital Wheat Gluten1 190.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Soy Protein Isolate2 0.0 185.3 0.0 0.0
Egg White Solids3 0.0 0.0 195.6 0.0
Whey Protein Isolate4 0.0 0.0 0.0 188.8
L-Lysine5 10.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cornstarch 316.7 331.7 321.4 328.2
Maltodextrin 134.1 134.1 134.1 134.1
Sucrose 101.5 101.5 101.5 101.5
Soybean Oil 140.9 140.9 140.9 140.9
Cellulose (Fiber) 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7
Mineral Mix6 37.6 37.6 37.6 37.6
Vitamin Mix6 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7
Choline Bitautrate 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7
Biotin7 0.0 0.0 0.016 0.0
  1. 1Vital Wheat Gluten purchased from Honeyville Grain, Honeyville, UT. 83.4% protein, 7.6% carbohydrate, 9% other (w/w).
  2. 2Soy Protein Isolate provided by Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, IL. 91.6% protein, 1.4% carbohydrate, 7% other.
  3. 3Egg White Solids purchased from Harlan-Teklad, Madison, WI. 87.8% Protein, 4.5% carbohydrate, 7.7% other.
  4. 4Whey Protein Isolate provided by Perham, Perham, MN. 89.9% protein, 3.8% carbohydrate, 6.3% other.
  5. 5Wheat Gluten supplemented with 6.3 g L-lysine/100 g protein to match Whey Protein Isolate.
  6. 6Mineral and vitamin mixtures [10] from Harlen-Teklad, Madison, WI.
  7. 7Egg White Solids supplemented with 16.0 mg biotin/kg diet.