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Fatty acid composition and carcass traits of 2,275 Japanese Black steers and heifers were analyzed to estimate the heritabilities and genetic correlations using the REML procedure. Slices of LM at the 6th to 7th rib section were minced and homogenized, and total lipids were extracted for the analysis by a gas chromatograph. Oleic acid accounted for the(More)
Fatty acid composition of adipose tissue has been recognized as an important carcass trait because of its relationship with eating quality such as favorable beef flavor and tenderness. Therefore, we investigated the effects of genetic polymorphisms of liver X receptor, alpha (LXR), stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD), Fatty acid synthase (FASN), and Fatty acid(More)
In order to study the mechanisms of ocular circadian rhythms in the pigeon, we measured melatonin and dopamine simultaneously from the eye using in vivo microdialysis. In experiment 1, the phase relationship between circadian rhythms of ocular melatonin and dopamine under light-dark cycles (LD) and continuous dim light (LLdim) was examined. Under LD,(More)
Pineal and retinal melatonin has an important role in the control of avian circadian rhythms. In order to study the mechanisms of circadian rhythms of melatonin synthesis in the pineal and in the eye, in vivo microdialysis was applied to these organs. In both pigeons and Japanese quails, pineal and ocular melatonin levels were high during the dark and low(More)
Our previous study has shown that the phases of circadian rhythms of ocular melatonin and dopamine are always opposite and intraocular melatonin injection suppresses dopamine release. Therefore, it is possible that dopamine rhythms result from inhibitory action of melatonin. We have examined this possibility in the following experiments. In the first(More)
Genetic analyses have contributed to improvements of economically important traits derived from adipose tissue such as fatty acid composition in beef. Elongation of very long chain fatty acids (ELOVL) genes encode for the enzymes that play an important role in elongation of long-chain fatty acids. In this study, we aimed to discover genetic polymorphisms of(More)
The thermally assisted photoemission (TAPE) effect was investigated for the hexaboride thermionic cathodes (LaB6 and CeB6). It was found that the quantum efficiency of these cathodes can be increased by raising the cathode temperature along with the thermionic emission. In addition both materials can emit a measurable photoemission current by being(More)