Fatty acid oxidation

Higher expression of acyl-CoA dehydrogenase genes in adipose tissues of obese compared to lean pig breeds

A. - A. Jiang, Li, M. Z., Liu, H. F., Bai, L., Xiao, J., and Li, X. W., Higher expression of acyl-CoA dehydrogenase genes in adipose tissues of obese compared to lean pig breeds, vol. 13, pp. 1684-1689, 2014.

The balance between biosynthesis and oxidation of fatty acids determines adipose deposition in mammals. Obese and lean pigs show obvious differences in total adipose mass and therefore offer an attractive model for comparative studies. We found that obese Rongchang pigs, when compared with lean Landrace pigs, exhibited significantly higher mRNA levels for five genes encoding acyl-CoA dehydrogenases involved in mitochondrial fatty-acid β-oxidation in eight different adipose tissues.

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