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The effect of excess cobalt on milk fatty acid profiles and transcriptional regulation of SCD, FASN, DGAT1 and DGAT2 in the mammary gland of lactating dairy cows.
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PMID:  21895781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The main objective of this study was to investigate the effect of excess cobalt (Co) on gene expression of stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD), fatty acid synthase (FASN), diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 (DGAT1) and diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2 (DGAT2) of lactating dairy cows in relation to milk fatty acid profile. Seven multiparous cows of the Norwegian Red cattle breed (NRF) had their basal diet supplemented with 1.4 g Co as a 24 g/l solution of Co-acetate per os twice daily for 7 days followed by a 9-day depuration period. Udder biopsies were performed prior to the treatment period, after 1 week of treatment and immediately after the depuration period. Excess Co reduced the proportion of all cis-9 monounsaturated fatty acids and increased the proportion of 18:0 in milk. However, gene expression levels of SCD, DGAT1, DGAT2 and FASN were not significantly altered. Our results indicate that the effect of Co on milk fatty acid profile is mediated at the post-transcriptional level by reduced activity of SCD in the mammary gland. Potential mechanisms explaining how Co might reduce stearoyl-CoA desaturation are discussed.
I J Karlengen; O M Harstad; O Taugbøl; I Berget; A H Aastveit; D I Våge
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0396     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101126979     Medline TA:  J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
 Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway  Centre for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE), Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway  Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
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