The adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein locus: characterization and association with intramuscular fat content in pigs

@article{Gerbens1998TheAF,
  title={The adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein locus: characterization and association with intramuscular fat content in pigs},
  author={Frans Gerbens and A. J. Gerard Jansen and Anton J.M. van Erp and Frank Harders and Theo H. E. Meuwissen and G{\"u}nther Rettenberger and Jacques H. Veerkamp and Marinus F. W. te Pas},
  journal={Mammalian Genome},
  year={1998},
  volume={9},
  pages={1022-1026}
}
The porcine A-FABP gene (FABP4) was isolated and sequenced to study the role of A-FABP in the differentiation of intramuscular fat (IMF) accretion in pigs. The coding sequence of the porcine A-FABP gene is highly conserved across human, mouse, and rat. Moreover, all the functionally important amino acids are conserved. This high similarity extends into the first 270 bp of the 5′ upstream region. Within this region, a 56-bp nucleotide sequence was completely identical with the corresponding… CONTINUE READING