Lipid Metabolism, Adipocyte Depot Physiology and Utilization of Meat Animals as Experimental Models for Metabolic Research

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2010-01-01
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Dodson, Michael
Hausman, Gary
Guan, LeLuo
Du, Min
Rasmussen, Theodore
Poulos, Sylvia
Mir, Priya
Bergen, Werner
Fernyhough, Melinda
McFarland, Douglas
Rhoads, Robert
Soret, Beatrice
Reecy, James
Velleman, Sandra
Jiang, Zhihua
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Meat animals are unique as experimental models for both lipid metabolism and adipocyte studies because of their direct economic value for animal production. This paper discusses the principles that regulate adipogenesis in major meat animals (beef cattle, dairy cattle, and pigs), the definition of adipose depot-specific regulation of lipid metabolism or adipogenesis, and introduces the potential value of these animals as models for metabolic research including mammary biology and the ontogeny of fatty livers.

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This article is from International Journal of Biological Sciences 6 (2010): 691, doi:10.7150/ijbs.6.691.

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Meat animals, lipid metabolism, adipose depots, adipocytes, adipogenesis
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