Transorgan short-chain fatty acid fluxes in the fasted and postprandial state in the pig Academic Article uri icon


  • Using a multicatheterized pig model, we identified the portal-drained viscera as the main releasing compartment of the short-chain fatty acids acetate, propionate, butyrate, isovalerate, and valerate in the fasted and postprandial states. Low hepatic acetate metabolism resulted in a high splanchnic release, whereas all other SCFAs were extensively cleared resulting in low but significant splanchnic releases. Muscle and kidneys are the main peripheral SCFA metabolizing organs during fasting and in the postprandial state.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kirschner, S. K., ten Have, G., Engelen, M., & Deutz, N.

publication date

  • January 1, 2021 11:11 AM