Table 1

Composition of experimental diets

AIN-93a (g/kg)AIN-93 modifiedb (g/kg)
Casein140.0280.0
l-Cystine1.83.6
Corn starch470.692322.8
Maltodextrin160.098.0
Sucrose100.061.0
Soybean oil40.080.0
Cellulose40.059.584
Mineral mix (AIN-93M-MX)35.070.0
Vitamin mix (AIN-93-VX)10.020.0
Choline bitartrate2.55.0
TBHQc (antioxidant)0.0080.016
  • a Based on AIN-93 diet (33) designed for long-term maintenance of rodents.

  • b Based on modified AIN-93 diet but to be fed at one-half the amount consumed during ad libitum feeding. (See “Materials and Methods” for description.)

  • c TBHQ = tert-butylhydroguinone.