Enhanced mitochondrial complex gene function and reduced liver size may mediate improved feed efficiency of beef cattle during compensatory growth

@article{Connor2009EnhancedMC,
  title={Enhanced mitochondrial complex gene function and reduced liver size may mediate improved feed efficiency of beef cattle during compensatory growth},
  author={Erin E. Connor and Stanislaw Kahl and Theodore H. Elsasser and Joel S. Parker and Robert W. Li and Curtis P. Van Tassell and R Vi and Scott M. Barao},
  journal={Functional & Integrative Genomics},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={39-51}
}
Growing ruminants under extended dietary restriction exhibit compensatory growth upon ad libitum feeding, which is associated with increased feed efficiency, lower basal energy requirements, and changes in circulating concentrations of metabolic hormones. To identify mechanisms contributing to these physiological changes, 8-month-old steers were fed either ad libitum (control; n = 6) or 60–70% of intake of control animals (feed-restricted; n = 6) for a period of 12 weeks. All steers were fed ad… CONTINUE READING