Modification of the n-3 HUFA biosynthetic pathway by transgenesis in a marine teleost, nibe croaker.

@article{Kabeya2014ModificationOT,
  title={Modification of the n-3 HUFA biosynthetic pathway by transgenesis in a marine teleost, nibe croaker.},
  author={Naoki Kabeya and Yutaka Takeuchi and Yuji Yamamoto and Ryosuke Yazawa and Yutaka Haga and Shuichi Satoh and Goro Yoshizaki},
  journal={Journal of biotechnology},
  year={2014},
  volume={172},
  pages={46-54}
}
Marine fishes are generally unable to produce sufficient quantities of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3) for their normal growth and survival, as the key fatty acid-metabolizing enzymes in the EPA and DHA biosynthetic pathway are limited. It is therefore necessary to supplement cultured marine fish species diets with fish oils in order to supply EPA and DHA. Given that freshwater fishes are capable of synthesizing both EPA and DHA, they presumably… CONTINUE READING

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