Skeletal muscle fatty acids shift from oxidation to storage upon dexamethasone treatment in chickens.

@article{Wang2012SkeletalMF,
  title={Skeletal muscle fatty acids shift from oxidation to storage upon dexamethasone treatment in chickens.},
  author={Xiaojuan Wang and Zhi gang Song and Hong chao Jiao and Hai Lin},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={179 3},
  pages={319-30}
}
The effect of an exogenous glucocorticoid on the lipid metabolism and fatty acid pattern of skeletal muscle in broiler chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) was investigated in vivo and in vitro. Male Arbor Acres chickens were subjected to dexamethasone (DEX) treatment for 3days. We found that DEX retarded body growth, facilitated lipid accumulation in adipose and skeletal muscle tissues, and elevated the thigh monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) to saturated fatty acids (SFA) ratio at fasted… CONTINUE READING