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Allied Industry Approaches to Alter Intramuscular Fat Content and Composition in Beef Animals
Journal of Food Science
  • Michael V. Dodson, Washington State University
  • Zhihua Jiang, Washington State University
  • Jie Chen, Washington State University
  • Gary J. Hausman, United States Department of Agriculture
  • LeLuo Guan, University of Alberta
  • Jan Novakofski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • David P. Thompson, Pfizer Global Animal Health
  • Carol L. Lorenzen, University of Missouri
  • Melinda E. Fernyhough, Hartz Mountain Corporation
  • Priya Mir, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre
  • James M Reecy, Iowa State University
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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.


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

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Michael V. Dodson, Zhihua Jiang, Jie Chen, Gary J. Hausman, et al.. "Allied Industry Approaches to Alter Intramuscular Fat Content and Composition in Beef Animals" Journal of Food Science Vol. 75 Iss. 1 (2010) p. R1 - R8
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