Characterization of porcine GAS6 cDNA gene and its expression analysis in weaned piglets
“Characterization of porcine GAS6 cDNA gene and its expression analysis in weaned piglets”, vol. 14, pp. 17660-17672, 2015.,
The growth arrest-specific 6 gene (GAS6) is a member of the family of plasma vitamin K-dependent proteins, which are able to bind to phospholipids using an N-terminal gamma-carboxyglutamic acid domain. A recent report has demonstrated that the GAS6 gene can promote fat deposition and is associated with an increased number of fat cells in mice. In order to investigate whether GAS6 expression is associated with meat quality in pigs, a 2382-bp cDNA sequence of the porcine GAS6 gene (GenBank accession No.