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Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes are closely related to body fat in humans and mice, which are the two dominant bacterial divisions of gut microbiota in mammals. Here real-time PCR analysis indicated that Meishan pigs had a 34% reduction in percentage Bacteroidetes (P = 0.008) and a significantly lower proportion of Bacteroides (P = 0.013) than Landrace pigs.(More)
Article history: Received 13 May 2010 Received in revised form 1 February 2011 Accepted 23 February 2011 The present studywas conducted to investigate the effect of dietary protein/carbohydrate (CH2O) ratio on fat deposition and expression of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) andheart fatty acid-bindingprotein (H-FABP) genes inmuscle and(More)
The study was designed to investigate the effects of nutritional level (control diet (CD), 14.19% crude protein, 13.81MJ of DE/kg; low nutritional level diet (LND), 11.08% crude protein, 12.55MJ of DE/kg) on pork quality and gene expression of mu-calpain and calpastatin in muscle of finishing pigs. The LND treatment increased drip loss (P<0.05), had a trend(More)
Obesity is an established risk factor for many diseases including intestinal cancer. One of the responsible mechanisms is the chronic inflammation driven by obesity. However, it remains to be defined whether diet-induced obesity exacerbates the intestinal inflammatory status by cytokines produced in adipose tissue or the high fat diet first alters the gut(More)
Akirin is a recently discovered nuclear factor that plays an important role in innate immune responses. Beyond its role in innate immune responses, Akirin has recently been shown to play an important role in skeletal myogenesis. In this article, we will briefly review the structure and tissue distribution of Akirin and discuss recent advances in our(More)
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