Quentin Leon Sciascia, Ph.D.

+49 38208 68-693
Forschungsinstitut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Institut für Ernährungsphysiologie "Oskar Kellner"
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


Sciascia, Q. L.; Metges, C. C. (2023):
Review: Methods and biomarkers to investigate intestinal function and health in pigs. Animal 17 (Suppl. 3): 100860, 1-11
Albrecht, E.; Zhao, Y.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Metges, C. C.; Maak, S. (2023):
Identification and Quantification of Proliferating Cells in Skeletal Muscle of Glutamine Supplemented Low- and Normal-Birth-Weight Piglets. Cells-Basel 12 (4): 580, 1-13
Schulze Holthausen, J.; Schregel, J.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Li, Z.; Tuchscherer, A.; Vahjen, W.; Metges, C. C.; Zentek, J. (2022):
Effects of Oral Glutamine Supplementation, Birthweight and Age on Colonic Morphology and Microbiome Development in Male Suckling Piglets. Microorganisms 10 (10): 1889, 1-20
Schregel, J.; Schulze Holthausen, J.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Li, Z.; Görs, S.; Eggert, A.; Tuchscherer, A.; Zentek, J.; Metges, C. C. (2022):
Effects of oral glutamine supplementation on jejunal morphology, development, and amino acid profiles in male low birth weight suckling piglets. Plos One 17 (4): e0267357, 1-24
Li, Z.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Görs, S.; Nguyen, N.; Rayatdoost Baghal, F.; Schregel, J.; Tuchscherer, A.; Zentek, J.; Metges, C. C. (2022):
Glutamine supplementation moderately affects growth, plasma metabolite and free amino acid patterns in neonatal low birth weight piglet. Brit J Nutr 128 (12): 2330-2340
Sciascia, Q. L.; Prehn, C.; Adamski, J.; Daş, G.; Lang, I. S.; Otten, W.; Görs, S.; Metges, C. C. (2021):
The Effect of Dietary Protein Imbalance during Pregnancy on the Growth, Metabolism and Circulatory Metabolome of Neonatal and Weaned Juvenile Porcine Offspring. Nutrients 13 (9): 3286, 1-16
Zhao, Y.; Albrecht, E.; Stange, K.; Li, Z.; Schregel, J.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Metges, C. C.; Maak, S. (2021):
Glutamine supplementation stimulates cell proliferation in skeletal muscle and cultivated myogenic cells of low birth weight piglets. Sci Rep-UK 11: 13432, 1-15
Zhao, Y.; Albrecht, E.; Li, Z.; Schregel, J.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Metges, C. C.; Maak, S. (2021):
Distinct Roles of Perilipins in the Intramuscular Deposition of Lipids in Glutamine-Supplemented, Low-, and Normal-Birth-Weight Piglets. Front Vet Sci 8: 633898, 1-13
Zhao, Y.; Albrecht, E.; Sciascia, Q. L.; Li, Z.; Görs, S.; Schregel, J.; Metges, C. C.; Maak, S. (2020):
Effects of oral glutamine supplementation on early postnatal muscle morphology in low and normal birth weight piglets. Animals-Basel 10 (11): 1976, 1-20
Sciascia, Q. L.; Daş, G.; Maak, S.; Kalbe, C.; Metzler-Zebeli, B.; Metges, C. C. (2019):
Transcript profile of skeletal muscle lipid metabolism genes affected by diet in a piglet model of low birth weight. Plos One 14 (10): e0224484, 1-18
Stehr, M.; Sciascia, Q.; Metges, C. C.; Gauly, M.; Daş, G. (2018):
Co-expulsion of Ascaridia galli and Heterakis gallinarum by chickens. Int J Parasitol 48 (13): 1003-1016
McCoard, S. A.; Sales, F. A.; Sciascia, Q. (2017):
Invited review: impact of specific nutrient interventions during mid-to-late gestation on physiological traits important for survival of multiple-born lambs. Animal 11 (10): 1727-1736
Sciascia, Q. L.; Das, G.; Metges, C. C. (2016):
The pig as a model for humans: effects of nutritional factors on intestinal function and health. J Anim Sci 94 (suppl. 3): 441-452
McCoard, S. A.; Hayashi, A. A.; Sciascia, Q.; Rounce, J.; Sinclair, B.; McNabb, W. C.; Roy, N.C. (2016):
Mammary transcriptome analysis of lactating dairy cows following administration of bovine growth hormone. Animal 10 (12): 2008-2017
Sales, F. A.; Sciascia, Q.; van der Linden, D. S.; Wards, N. J.; Oliver, M. H.; McCoard, S. A. (2016):
Intravenous maternal -arginine administration to twin-bearing ewes, during late pregnancy, is associated with increased fetal muscle mTOR abundance and postnatal growth in twin female lambs. J Anim Sci 94 (6): 2519-2531
Engelke, S. W.; Koch, F.; Sciascia, Q. (2016):
Exercise and muscle protein synthesis: not all roads lead to mTORC1. J Physiol-London 594 (12): 3179-3180
McCoard, S. A.; Sales, F. A.; Sciascia, Q. L. (2016):
Amino acids in sheep production. Front Biosci-Landmrk 8 (2): 264-288
van der Linden, D. S.; Sciascia, Q.; Sales, F. A.; Wards, N. J.; Oliver, M. H.; McCoard, S. A. (2015):
Intravenous maternal L-arginine administration to twin-bearing ewes during late pregnancy enhances placental growth and development. J Anim Sci 93 (10): 4917-4925
Sciascia, Q.; McCoard, S. A.; Pacheco, D. (2015):
Administration of exogenous growth hormone is associated with changes in plasma and intracellular mammary amino acid profiles and abundance of the mammary gland amino acid transporter SLC3A2 in mid-lactation dairy cows. Plos One 10 (7): e0134323, 1-14
Sciascia, Q.; Sales, F. A.; van der Linden, D. S; Wards, N. J.; Oliver, M. H.; Blair, H.; McCoard, S. A. (2015):
Nutritional plane of twin-bearing ewes alters fetal mammary gland biochemical composition and mTOR / MAPK pathway signalling. J Anim Sci 93 (2): 699-708