Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume

6

Issue

7

First Page

691

Last Page

699

DOI

10.7150/ijbs.6.691

Abstract

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.

Comments

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

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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