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Fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) are members of the superfamily of lipid-binding proteins (LBP). So far 9 different FABPs, with tissue-specific distribution, have been identified: L (liver), I (intestinal), H (muscle and heart), A (adipocyte), E (epidermal), Il (ileal), B (brain), M (myelin) and T (testis). The primary role of all the FABP family members(More)
Complex traits, including those involved in diet-related diseases, are determined by multiple genes and environmental influences. Factors influencing the development of complex traits should be expanded to include epigenetic factors, such as DNA methylation, which occurs in utero. Epigenetic factors regulate gene expression and thereby cell differentiation(More)
Maternal diet during gestation can exert a long-term effect on the progeny’s health by programming their developmental scheme and metabolism. The aim of this study is to analyze the influence of maternal diet on lipid metabolism in 10- and 16-week-old rats. Pregnant dams were fed one of four diets: a normal protein and normal folic acid diet (NP-NF), a(More)
The aim of this review is to present a general overview of the relationships among homocysteine metabolism, polymorphism of the genes encoding homocysteine metabolism-related enzymes, and the nutrients influencing the plasma homocysteine level. Combining these factors creates a profile of an individual's susceptibility to complex diseases associated with(More)
New molecular techniques focused on genome analysis open new possibilities for complex evaluation of economically important traits in farm animals. Milk production traits are typical quantitative characteristics controlled by a number of genes. Mutations in their sequences may alter animal performance as well as their breeding values. In this study, we(More)
A 5-year-old Thoroughbred mare was subjected to cytogenetic and molecular analysis because of infertility and masculine behaviour. Chromosome studies, including painting with the whole X chromosome specific probe, revealed a male chromosome complement (64,XY). The PCR amplification of the SRY and ZFY genes showed the presence of both those genes, while the(More)
Associations between FABP3 (alternatively named H-FABP) gene polymorphisms and fatness traits were tested in two pig breeds (Polish Large White and Polish Landrace) and one synthetic line - 990. Three known single nucleotide polymorphisms, detected by HinfI, MspI and HaeIII restriction enzymes, were analyzed. Moreover, three new polymorphisms in the 5'(More)
In the present study cytogenetic localization of eight fatty acid binding protein genes in the pig genome was shown. BAC clones, containing sequences of selected genes (FABP1, FABP2, FABP3, FABP4, FABP5, FABP6, FABP7 and FABP8) were derived from porcine BAC libraries and mapped by FISH to porcine chromosomes (SSC) 3q12, 8q25, 6q26, 4q12, 4q12, 16q22, 1p22(More)
Chromosomal localization of nine porcine genes encoding transcription factors involved in adipogenesis was determined. BAC clones harboring sequences of selected genes CEBPA (SSC6q12), CEBPB (SSC17q23), CEBPD (SSC4q15), CEBPG (SSC6q12), PPARG (SSC13q24), SREBF1 (SSC10q17), DDIT3 (SSC12q15), GATA2 (SSC13q24 -->q31) and GATA3 (SSC5p12) were mapped by FISH.(More)
Maternal nutrition during gestation influences the development of the fetus, thereby determining its phenotype, including nutrient metabolism, appetite, and feeding behavior. The control of appetite is a very complex process and can be modulated by orexigenic and anorexigenic mediators such as leptin, which is involved in the regulation of energy(More)