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Differential expression of genes in adipose tissue of first-lactation dairy cattle.
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PMID:  21183046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Adipose tissue metabolism is an essential factor in establishment of a successful lactation, and we have a good understanding of changes in metabolic flux in relation to lactation, parity, and diet. However, the mechanisms of control of flux are less well understood. To continue our investigations into the control of adipose tissue metabolism, we conducted a transcriptomic analysis of adipose tissue of dairy cattle in late pregnancy and early lactation. Our objective was to determine the changes in gene expression in adipose tissue between 30 d prepartum and 14 d in milk in first-lactation animals, and to determine if changes in expression were related to practical production variables. Animals were Holstein heifers fed the same diet to National Research Council requirements, and adipose tissue was biopsied at 30 d prepartum and 14 DIM. Total RNA was extracted and used to determine gene expression on a bovine gene array. Genes that code for proteins controlling fatty acid transport were highly expressed including fatty acid binding proteins (FABP4 and FABP5) and lipoprotein lipase. Among those genes increasing in expression were those controlling lipolysis, including ADRB2 (52%) and LIPE (23%). Many genes coding for enzymes controlling lipogenesis decreased, including SREBP (-25%), TSHSP14 (-30.8%), LPL (-48.4%), and ACACA (-63.9%). This gene expression array analysis in adipose tissue of lactating dairy cattle identifies several key genes that are components of the adaptation to lactation that can be incorporated into models of nutritional efficiency and may be amenable to genetic or dietary manipulation.
J M Sumner-Thomson; J L Vierck; J P McNamara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dairy science     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1525-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dairy Sci.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985126R     Medline TA:  J Dairy Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 American Dairy Science Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton T6G 2P5, Canada.
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