TIPEK- Differences between EGF and Enzyme
EGF & Enzyme:
EGF is a kind of single chain polypeptide secreted mainly by gland or tissue such as breast, submaindibular gland and placenta. Milk is the most important source to acquire EGF of young animal.
EGF does not have biocatalytic function, does not directly hydrolyze some components of feed raw materials, which is essentially different from enzyme, and does not have the effect of replacing enzyme. But EGF can enhance the digestion of food and the absorption of ions, glucose and amino acids by promoting intestinal cell metabolism, gene transcription and expression, as well as promoting the secretion of digestive enzymes and the expression of transfer carrier in intestinal epithelial cells. The results showed that the addition of EGF in the weaned diet could increase the digestibility of the daily ration by 3-6%.