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Free amino acids in Japanese eel eggs obtained by hormonal inducement

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Restriction proteolysis of the yolk proteins during the final oocyte maturation appears to result in the low content of free amino acids (FAA) and the unique FAA profile in Japanese eel Anguilla japonica eggs obtained by hormonal inducement.

Keywords: Anguilliformes; Japanese eel; eggs; free amino acids; yolk proteins

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Fisheries Laboratory, Kinki University, Uragami 468-3, Nachikatsuura, Wakayama 649-5145, Japan and 2: Freshwater Resource Research Center, Aichi Fisheries Research Institute, Isshiki, Aichi 44-0425, Japan

Publication date: 2004-08-01

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