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Animal Genetics   Research Article

Differential expression and effect of the porcine ANGPTL4 gene on intramuscular fat

Authors: Z.Q. Ren, W.J. Wu, W.H. Liu, R. Zheng, J.L. Li, B. Zuo, D.Q. Xu, F.E. Li, M.G. Lei, D.B. Ni and Y.Z. Xiong

In a previous study, we investigated differences in gene expression in backfat between Meishan and Large White pigs and their F1 hybrids, Large White x Meishan, and Meishan x Large White pigs. One potential differentially expressed sequence tag from the mRNA differential display was a homolog of the human angiopoietin-like 4 (.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 13(2):
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Association between ADSL, GARS-AIRS-GART, DGAT1, and DECR1 expression levels and pork meat quality traits

Authors: X.D. Zhang, S.J. Zhang, Y.Y. Ding, Y.F. Feng, H.Y. Zhu, L. Huang, T. Wu, J. Zhou and Z.J. Yin

In this study, meat quality traits were compared between Chinese lard- and European lean-type pigs. The association between expression of four genes (ADSL, GARS-AIRS-GART, DGAT1, and DECR1) and meat quality traits was also investigated. Meat quality traits were found to differ significantly between pig breeds.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 14(4):
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Association of T1740C polymorphism of L-FABP with meat quality traits in Junmu No. 1 white swine

Authors: Y.H. Zhang L.S. Dai T.H. Ma S.Z. Wang J. Guo F.J. Li S.M. Zhang B.X. Sun D.F. Liu Y. Gao J.B. Zhang

This study was designed to investigate a single nucleotide polymorphism in intron 1 of the liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) gene in 156 Junmu No. 1 white swine using PCR-single-strand conformational polymorphism. The association between the polymorphism and meat quality traits was also studied. The cloning and sequencing results indicated that th.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 12(1):
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Association of CAPN1 316, CAPN1 4751 and TG5 markers with bovine meat quality traits in Mexico

Authors: C.A. Bonilla, M.S. Rubio, A.M. Sifuentes, G.M. Parra-Bracamonte, V.W. Arellano, M.R.D. Méndez, J.M. Berruecos and R. Ortiz

We examined allele and genotype frequencies for the molecular markers CAPN1 316, CAPN1 4751 and TG5, and determined whether they are associated with beef quality traits in Mexican cattle. One hundred and twenty-four longissimus dorsi muscle samples were collected from cattle from north, central and southern Mexico. CAPN1 316 a.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 9(4):
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Effect of UBE3C polymorphisms on intramuscular fat content and fatty acid composition in Duroc pigs

Authors: P. Supakankul and S. Mekchay

Ubiquitin protein ligase E3C (UBE3C) is involved in the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway, and several ubiquitin protein ligases are important for fat deposition and lipid metabolism. The objective of this study was to analyze the association between a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the UBE3C gene with intramuscular fat (I.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 15(3):
Animal Genetics   Research Article

Distribution of H-FABP and ACSL4 gene polymorphisms and their associations with intramuscular fat content and backfat thickness in different pig populations

Authors: J.N. Chen, Y.Z. Jiang, W.M. Cen, S.H. Xing, L. Zhu, G.Q. Tang, M.Z. Li, A.A. Jiang, P.E. Lou, A.X. Wen, Q. Wang, T. He, G.X. Zhu, M. Xie and X.W. Li

Here, we analyzed the distribution of H-FABP/(HinfI, MspI, and HaeIII) and ACSL4/RsaI polymorphisms, and the associations of these 4 polymorphic loci with intramuscular fat (IMF) content and backfat thickness (BFT) in Yanan, Jinhua, Duroc, Landrace, Yorkshire, and Duroc x (Landrace x Yorkshi.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 13(3):
Human Genetics   Research Article

Gene expression and enzyme activity of lipoprotein lipase correlate with intramuscular fat content in Guangxi san-huang and Arbor Acres chickens

Authors: Y.N. Huang, J. Wang, B.J. Chen, Q.Y. Jiang, Y.F. Guo, G.Q. Lan and H.S. Jiang

Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is a key enzyme in lipid metabolism. This study investigated LPL gene expression, LPL enzyme activity, and the correlation of each with intramuscular fat (IMF) in Chinese Guangxi san-huang (GXSH) and Arbor Acres (AA) chickens. The results showed that age and breed had significant effects on LPL express.. Read More»

Genet. Mol. Res. 15(2):