Variation in the IGF2 gene promoter region is associated with intramuscular fat content in porcine skeletal muscle

@article{Aslan2011VariationIT,
  title={Variation in the IGF2 gene promoter region is associated with intramuscular fat content in porcine skeletal muscle},
  author={Ozlem Aslan and Ruth M. Hamill and Grace C. Davey and Jean McBryan and Anne Maria Mullen and Marina Gispert and T Sweeney},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
  year={2011},
  volume={39},
  pages={4101-4110}
}
Intramuscular fat (IMF) and subcutaneous fat (back fat-BF) are two of the major fat depots in livestock. A QTN located in the insulin-like growth factor 2 gene (IGF2) has been associated with a desirable reduction in BF depth in pigs. Given that the lipid metabolism of intramuscular adipocytes differs from that of subcutaneous fat adipocytes, this study aimed to search for genetic variation in the IGF2 gene that may be associated with IMF, as well as BF, in diverse pig breeds. Four proximal… CONTINUE READING
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