Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Food Science

Volume

75

Issue

1

First Page

R1

Last Page

R8

DOI

10.1111/j.1750-3841.2009.01396.x

Abstract

Biochemical and biophysical research tools are used to define the developmental dynamics of numerous cell lineages from a variety of tissues relevant to meat quality. With respect to the adipose cell lineage, much of our present understanding of adipogenesis and lipid metabolism was initially determined through the use of these methods, even though the in vitro or molecular environments are far removed from the tissues of meat animals. This concise review focuses on recent cellular and molecular biology-related research with adipocytes, and how the research might be extended to the endpoint of altering red meat quality. Moreover, economic and policy impacts of such in animal production regimens is discussed. These issues are important, not only with respect to palatability, but also to offer enhanced health benefits to the consumer by altering content of bioactive components in adipocytes.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Food Science 75 (2010): R1, doi:10.1111/j.1750-3841.2009.01396.x.

Rights

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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