Lipid Metabolism, Adipocyte Depot Physiology and Utilization of Meat Animals as Experimental Models for Metabolic ResearchInternational Journal of Biological Sciences
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AbstractMeat 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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Citation InformationMichael 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
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