Novel porcine housekeeping genes for real-time RT-PCR experiments normalization in adipose tissue: assessment of leptin mRNA quantity in different pig breeds.

@article{Pirkowska2011NovelPH,
  title={Novel porcine housekeeping genes for real-time RT-PCR experiments normalization in adipose tissue: assessment of leptin mRNA quantity in different pig breeds.},
  author={Katarzyna Pi{\'o}rkowska and Maria Oczkowicz and Marian R{\'o}życki and Katarzyna Ropka-Molik and Agata Piestrzyńska-Kajtoch},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2011},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={191-5}
}
The main function of adipose tissue is energy storage and production of various cytokines and hormones, such as leptin. Leptin is a protein hormone synthesized and secreted by adipose tissue. The expression of leptin is strongly dependent on growth and luteinizing hormones, which play an important role in the brain-pituitary axis. The concentration of leptin in blood plasma increases with age and obesity and is associated with the level of leptin mRNA in adipose tissue. Selection of appropriate… CONTINUE READING