Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 4 (august 2016) : 488-492

Expression characteristics of ANGPTL-3 and ANGPTL-4 in duck liver and adipose tissues during early post-hatching development

Jie Kou, Yangmei Zhao, Hehe Liu, Wanxia Wang, Jiwei Hu, Zhixiong Pan, Liang Li, Chunchun Han, Jiwen Wang1*
1<p>Key Lab of Animal Genetic Resources, College of Animal Science and Technology,&nbsp;Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya&rsquo;an, Sichuan 625014, P.R. China.&nbsp;</p>
Cite article:- Kou Jie, Zhao Yangmei, Liu Hehe, Wang Wanxia, Hu Jiwei, Pan Zhixiong, Li Liang, Han Chunchun, Wang1* Jiwen (2016). Expression characteristics of ANGPTL-3 and ANGPTL-4 in duck liver and adipose tissues during early post-hatching development . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(4): 488-492. doi: 10.18805/ijar.11248.

Angiopoietin-like protein 3 and -4 (ANGPTL-3 and -4) are generally related to lipid metabolism as well as angiogenesis in animals, however very less was known about their mRNA expression characterizations in tissue development. In this study, the mRNA expressions of ANGPTL-3 and ANGPTL-4 (ANGPTL-3 and -4) and tissue distribution in Peking duck (Anas platyrhynchos) of 1 to 8 weeks of age were analyzed using quantitative real-time PCR methods. It was observed that ANGPTL-3 and -4 mRNAs were broadly expressed in duck liver and adipose tissues and were most abundant in intra-abdominal adipose tissue (AD). ANGPTL-3 and -4 had different expression patterns in tissues. These data suggested that both duck ANGPTL-3 and -4 could be related to the development of tissues, and ANGPTL-4 may contribute to the development of adipose tissue through promoting adipocyte differentiation.

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