• Breed difference and regulatory role of CRTC3 in porcine intramuscular adipocyte

    5 monthes ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    The cAMP responsive element binding protein ‐regulated transcription coactivator 3 is a member of the CRTC protein family and plays an important role in energy metabolism. The aim of this study was to determine if the expression of porcine CRTC3 is related to intramuscular fat deposition and meat quality in Heigai pigs and Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire pigs (a lean crossbred pig widely cultured in China). In addition, the effect of ectopic expression of CRTC3 on gene expression in porcine IMF adipocytes was also examined. Our results showed that Heigai pigs had lower lean...
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