Table 1

Percentage composition of experimental semipurified diets

Ingredients% composition
Control dietaExperimental diets
Casein2.020.0
dl-Methionine0.30.3
Cornstarch52.051.8 or 51.4
Dextrose13.013.0
Corn oil5.05.0
Alphacel5.05.0
Mineral mix, AIN3.53.5
Vitamin mix, AIN revised1.01.0
Choline bitartrate0.20.2
Curcuminb00.2 or 0.6
  • a Adopted from the AIN reference diet (AIN-76A), with modification of the source of carbohydrate.

  • b Curcumin was added to the diets instead of cornstarch.