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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2016 Vol.17 No.4 P.303-310


Follicle-stimulating hormone increases the intramuscular fat content and expression of lipid biosynthesis genes in chicken breast muscle

Author(s):  Xiao-yan Cui, Ying-ying Li, Ran-ran Liu, Gui-ping Zhao, Mai-qing Zheng, Qing-he Li, Jie Wen

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Animal Sciences, of Agricultural Sciences / State Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, 100193,

Corresponding email(s):   jiewen@iascaas.net.cn

Key Words:  Follicle-stimulating hormone, Intramuscular fat, Abdominal fat, Chickens, mRNA expression

Xiao-yan Cui, Ying-ying Li, Ran-ran Liu, Gui-ping Zhao, Mai-qing Zheng, Qing-he Li, Jie Wen. Follicle-stimulating hormone increases the intramuscular fat content and expression of lipid biosynthesis genes in chicken breast muscle[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2016, 17(4): 303-310.

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intramuscular fat (IMF) is a crucial factor in the quality of chicken meat. The genetic basis underlying it is complex. follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), well-known as an effector in reproductive tissues, was recently discovered to stimulate abdominal fat accumulation in chicken. The effect of FSH on IMF accumulation and the underlying molecular regulatory mechanisms controlling both IMF and abdominal fat deposition in vivo are largely unknown. In this study, two groups of chickens were treated with chicken FSH or a placebo. The lipid content of breast muscle, abdominal fat volume, and serum concentrations of FSH were examined. Related genes implicated in breast muscle and abdominal fat accumulation were also investigated. Compared to the control group, the triglyceride (TG) content of breast muscle and the percentage of abdominal fat in FSH-treated chickens were significantly increased by 64.9% and 56.5% (P<0.01), respectively. The FSH content in the serum of FSH-treated chickens was 2.1 times than that of control chickens (P<0.01). Results from quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assays showed that relative expression levels of fatty acid synthase (FAS), lipoprotein lipase (LPL), diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2 (DGAT2), adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (A-FABP), and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) were significantly upregulated in breast muscle following FSH treatment (P<0.01). Treatment with FSH also significantly increased relative expression levels of FAS, LPL, DGAT2, A-FABP, and PPARγ in abdominal fat tissue (P<0.05). The results of principal component analysis (PCA) for gene expression (breast muscle and abdominal fat) showed that the control and FSH treatment groups were well separated, which indicated the reliability of the data. This study demonstrates that FSH plays an important role in IMF accumulation in female chickens, which likely involves the regulation of biosynthesis genes related to lipid metabolism.


方法:将7日龄北京油鸡母鸡分为对照组(皮下注射生理盐水)和处理组(皮下注射4 mIU鸡FSH)。连续注射7天后采集血清和组织,采用氯仿-甲醇法抽提脂肪,测定胸肌甘油三酯含量;采用鸡特异性酶联免疫吸附测定(ELISA)试剂盒检测血清FSH含量;使用实时定量聚合酶链反应(qRT-PCR)检测胸肌和腹脂组织中FASLPLDGAT2A-FABPPPARγ基因的表达水平,并对基因表达数据做主成份分析(PCA)以检测样本的重复性。


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