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Analysis of raw meat to predict proteolysis in Parma ham.
Four hundred and thirty-seven pigs (223 purebred Italian Large White, 97 Italian Landrace, and 117 Duroc), were studied to examine the effect of breed on meat quality and assess the possibility ofExpand
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Analysis of Horse Myostatin Gene and Identification of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Breeds of Different Morphological Types
Myostatin (MSTN) is a negative modulator of muscle mass. We characterized the horse (Equus caballus) MSTN gene and identified and analysed single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in breeds ofExpand
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Study of candidate genes for glycolytic potential of porcine skeletal muscle: identification and analysis of mutations, linkage and physical mapping and association with meat quality traits in pigs
Several genes (PRKAA2, PRKAB1, PRKAB2, PRKAG3, GAA, GYS1, PYGM, ALDOA, GPI, LDHA, PGAM2 and PKM2), chosen according to their role in the regulation of the energy balance and in the glycogenExpand
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Combined effects of pre-slaughter treatments and lairage time on carcass and meat quality in pigs of different halothane genotype.
The effect of two different lairage times on meat quality was investigated in pigs with different halothane genotype previously submitted to controlled pre-slaughter treatments. One hundred andExpand
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The effects of different environmental conditions on thermoregulation and clinical and hematological variables in long-distance road-transported calves.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of long-distance road transport (19 h, from Poland to Italy) during 2 seasons (summer vs. winter) on clinical and hematological variables inExpand
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Single nucleotide polymorphisms in several porcine cathepsin genes are associated with growth, carcass, and production traits in Italian Large White pigs.
To identify DNA markers associated with performance, carcass, and meat production traits including muscle postmortem cathepsin activity, several porcine genes encoding for lysosomal proteinasesExpand
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Investigation on CAST, CAPN1 and CAPN3 porcine gene polymorphisms and expression in relation to post-mortem calpain activity in muscle and meat quality.
This study aimed to detect variability in CAST, CAPN1 and CAPN3 porcine genes and to investigate the effect of CAST and CAPN1 polymorphisms on the activity of native and autolyzed μ-calpain andExpand
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Influence of loading method and stocking density during transport on meat and dry-cured ham quality in pigs with different halothane genotypes.
The effect of loading method and stocking density in transit on meat and dry-cured ham quality was investigated in pigs with different halothane genotypes. A total of 507 Italian heavy pigs, suppliedExpand
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Investigation of candidate genes for meat quality in dry-cured ham production: the porcine cathepsin B (CTSB) and cystatin B (CSTB) genes.
Excessive softness is a serious defect of dry cured hams which seems related to high activity of lysosomal cysteine proteinases, such as cathepsin B, in fresh pork muscles a few days afterExpand
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Investigation of candidate genes for glycolytic potential of porcine skeletal muscle: Association with meat quality and production traits in Italian Large White pigs.
The objective of this study was to investigate the association of DNA markers in candidate genes for glycolytic potential on meat quality parameters (pH(1), pH(u), glycogen and lactate content andExpand
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