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Lipid Metabolism, Adipocyte Depot Physiology and Utilization of Meat Animals as Experimental Models for Metabolic Research
International Journal of Biological Sciences
  • Michael V. Dodson, Washington State University
  • Gary J. Hausman, United States Department of Agriculture
  • LeLuo Guan, University of Alberta
  • Min Du, University of Wyoming
  • Theodore P. Rasmussen, University of Connecticut - Storrs
  • Sylvia P. Poulos, Coca-Cola Company
  • Priya Mir, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre
  • Werner G. Bergen, Auburn University
  • Melinda E. Fernyhough, Hartz Mountain Corporation
  • Douglas C. McFarland, South Dakota State University
  • Robert P. Rhoads, University of Arizona
  • Beatrice Soret, Universidad Publica de Navarra
  • James M Reecy, Iowa State University
  • Sandra G. Velleman, Ohio State University
  • Zhihua Jiang, Washington State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2010
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.
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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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Citation Information
Michael V. Dodson, Gary J. Hausman, LeLuo Guan, Min Du, et al.. "Lipid Metabolism, Adipocyte Depot Physiology and Utilization of Meat Animals as Experimental Models for Metabolic Research" International Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 6 Iss. 7 (2010) p. 691 - 699
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_reecy/59/