Sherry Velasco

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A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of adding inulin to diets containing 2 different types of fat as energy sources on performance, blood serum metabolites, liver lipids, and fatty acids of abdominal adipose tissue and breast and thigh meat. A total of 240 one-day-old female broiler chicks were randomly allocated into 1 of 6 treatments with 8(More)
Eighty-six male light lambs of Manchego breed were used in this study. Principal component (PC) analysis was performed to study the relationship between carcass quality variables (n=22) and between meat quality measures (n=21). The carcass quality was assessed using objective and subjective measurements of conformation and fatness besides the joints(More)
A study was undertaken to examine the effects of inulin, alone or in combination with enzyme complex (primarily xylanase and beta-glucanase), on growth performance, ileal and cecal microflora, cecal short-chain fatty acids, and d-lactic acid and jejunal histomorphology of broiler chickens fed a wheat- and barley-based diet from 7 to 35 d of age. A total of(More)
Correlations and regression between fatness and carcass conformation measurements and carcass tissue composition has been studied for both sexes in suckling lambs, with slaughter weights between 9 and 15 kg. Objective fat measurements showed higher correlations than subjective fat measurements, mainly with carcass fat. Conformation measurements presented(More)
Forty-nine Manchego-breed lambs raised exclusively on their dams' milk until slaughter were used in this study. The effects of gender and slaughter weight (10, 12 and 14 kg) on carcass fatness, meat quality and the fatty acid composition of their fat were studied. Fatness, and in particular dorsal-fat thickness (P⩽0.01), increased with live weight. The(More)
Forty-nine male Talaverana-breed suckling lambs slaughtered at 14 kg live weight were used to study the fatty acid composition of adipose depots of lambs raised under different management systems (pasture or drylot) and diets (maternal milk with or without a concentrate supplement). Drylot lambs displayed a higher fatness score, in addition to greater(More)
BACKGROUND We recently obtained evidence demonstrating that cultured bovine endothelial cells contain cytosolic proteins that form complexes with the 3'-untranslated region of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) mRNA and are associated with its destabilization. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of such proteins and eNOS expression in(More)
Low-level lead exposure is a known cause of hypertension that has been associated with increased reactive oxygen species activity and endothelial-dependent vasorelaxation impairment. The effect of lead exposure on the vascular nitric oxide (NO)/cyclic guanocine monophosphate (cGMP) system was analyzed. Wistar rats were exposed to 5 ppm lead acetate in the(More)
A recent study has shown that losartan, an AT(1)-receptor antagonist, interacts with thromboxane A(2) (TxA(2))/prostaglandin H(2) (PGH(2)) receptors in human platelets. The aim of the present study was to analyse the ability of different angiotensin II (Ang II) AT(1)-receptor antagonists to inhibit TxA(2)-dependent human platelet activation. Platelets were(More)
Two kinds of feed (commercial concentrate vs whole supplemented barley) were compared in unweaned lambs and lambs weaned at 40 days of age, fattened at pasture and slaughtered at 28 kg live weight, in order to observe their effects on meat quality and fatty acid composition. The weaning status influenced fatness; unweaned lambs displayed a greater carcass(More)