Nutrigenomics

Effect of glycerol on GHR and IGF-1 gene expression in breast muscle and on growth of Japanese meat quails

S. C. C. Silva, Gasparino, E., Voltolini, D. M., Pires, A. V., Tanamati, F., Garcia, A. L. S., and de Oliveira, D. P., Effect of glycerol on GHR and IGF-1 gene expression in breast muscle and on growth of Japanese meat quails, vol. 12, pp. 3856-3861, 2013.

We evaluated messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of the growth-hormone (GHR) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) genes in 28-day-old Japanese meat quails fed diets containing 0, 8, or 12% dietary glycerol in substitution of corn. Total RNA was extracted from the breast muscle and the DNA was amplified with specific primers using real-time PCR. Feed conversion ratio and feed intake were evaluated.

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