Board-invited review: the biology and regulation of preadipocytes and adipocytes in meat animals.

@article{Hausman2009BoardinvitedRT,
  title={Board-invited review: the biology and regulation of preadipocytes and adipocytes in meat animals.},
  author={G. J. Hausman and M. V. Dodson and Kolapo M Ajuwon and M. Azain and Kimberly M Barnes and Leluo L Guan and Zhirong Jiang and Sylvia P. Poulos and Roberto Sainz and Stephen Smith and Markus S. Spurlock and Jan Novakofski and Melinda E. Fernyhough and Werner G. Bergen},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={1218-46}
}
The quality and value of the carcass in domestic meat animals are reflected in its protein and fat content. Preadipocytes and adipocytes are important in establishing the overall fatness of a carcass, as well as being the main contributors to the marbling component needed for consumer preference of meat products. Although some fat accumulation is essential, any excess fat that is deposited into adipose depots other than the marbling fraction is energetically unfavorable and reduces efficiency… CONTINUE READING
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