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Table 4 Experiment1: Selected plasma essential amino acid 1 and glucose 2 concentrations 90 min after feeding meals containing wheat, soy, egg, or whey proteins 3-4

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

  Baseline5 Wheat Soy Egg Whey
Leucine 84 ± 4.6c 78 ± 4.3c 84 ± 5.6c 146 ± 8.4b 192 ± 11.4a
Isoleucine 56 ± 3.4d 50 ± 2.9d 74 ± 4.0c 121 ± 6.3b 144 ± 8.2a
Valine 117 ± 8.2cd 95 ± 5.2d 143 ± 8.1c 295 ± 14.2b 248 ± 13.7a
∑ BCAA 257 ± 16.0bc 223 ± 12.1c 301 ± 17.4b 562 ± 28.5a 584 ± 33.0a
Lysine 510 ± 29.8ab 527 ± 23.8ab 419 ± 37.2b 495 ± 35.6ab 549 ± 29.3a
Methionine 51 ± 2.9bc 46 ± 2.8bc 38 ± 4.1c 86 ± 6.8a 52 ± 5.2b
Threonine 252 ± 13.7c 269 ± 30.4bc 349 ± 40.6bc 357 ± 28.3ab 538 ± 51.2a
Glucose 7.8 ± 0.6b 9.9 ± 0.5a 8.5 ± 0.7ab 9.7 ± 0.8a 9.4 ± 0.4a
  1. 1Plasma amino acids expressed as μmol/L.
  2. 2Plasma glucose expressed as mmol/L.
  3. 3Values expressed as means ± SEM, n = 8-10. Means without a common letter differ (P < 0.05).
  4. 412 h food-deprived controls.