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MC4R, melanocortin-4 receptor, is involved in feed intake regulation. A mutation in a single base of MC4R, a G/A substitution in position 1426, has been linked to enhanced backfat thickness, average daily gain and daily feed intake. We present in this work a method to diagnose this mutation using real time PCR (RT-PCR) which allows rapid, cheap and reliable(More)
IGF2, insulin-like growth factor 2, is implicated in myogenesis and lean meat content. A mutation in a single base (A for G substitution) of the gene for IGF2 (position 3072 in intron 3) has been recently described as the cause of a major QTL effect on muscle growth in pigs [Van Laere, A. S, Nguyen, M., Braunschweig, M., Nezer, C., Collete, C., & Moreau, L.(More)
An mRNA expression study has been performed in 20- to 25-min postmortem-obtained samples from Longissimus dorsi muscle of 59 Duroc × Landrace/ Large White (LD/LW) pigs to search for gene sequences related to meat quality (pH(24), pH(45), "Lab" color coordinates, curing yield, and exudation at 3 different times) or meat composition [intramuscular fat,(More)
Cytosolic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase, PCK1, is one of the main regulatory enzymes of gluconeogenesis and glyceroneogenesis. The substitution of a single amino acid (Met139Leu) in PCK1 as a consequence of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), c.A2456C, is associated in the pig to a negative phenotype characterized by reduced intramuscular fat(More)
LEPR, MC4R, IGF2 and PRKAG3 are genes with known effects on fat content and distribution in pig carcass and pork. In a study performed with Duroc × Landrace/Large White pigs, we have found that IGF2 has strong additive effects on several carcass conformational traits and on fatty acid composition in several anatomical locations. MC4R shows additive effects(More)
The different fat infiltration capabilities of two alleles of IGF2 (G3072A) have been investigated in pigs of a Landrace-Large White×Duroc cross. Paternally inherited G allele carrier pigs show an increased content of adipose rich meat cuts such as the lard or the belly and 4mm larger backfat thickness values. Paternally inherited A carrier pigs on the(More)
The allelic frequencies of PRKAG3 gene (the RN gene) have been investigated in several pig breeds. R200Q mutation appear only in Hampshire pigs, whereas V199I mutation is most abundant in Iberian, Porco Celta or Bizaro, and less in breeds selected for muscularity as Duroc, Landrace and Pietrain. A thorough study of phenotypic effects of V1991 has been(More)
PGC1α is a coactivator of many transcription factors and cytosolic phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PCK1) is a key enzyme for gluconeogenesis. PGC1α interacts with the transcription factor PPARγ to stimulate PCK1 expression and thus de novo glucose synthesis. These proteins are not only important for central energy metabolism but also for supplying(More)