Search in Medwell
 
 
Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2012 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 1450-1454
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1450.1454  
Icariin Changes ANGPTL3 Expression and LPL Activity to Improve Meat Quality in Swine
Hong-Bo Xiao , Ji-Ying Wang and Zhi-Liang Sun
 
Abstract: Excessive cholesterol and fatty acids in the diet can lead to cardiovascular disease. Recent studies have reported that elevated Angiopoietin-Like Protein 3 (ANGPTL3) expression contributes to dyslipidemia. The aim of the study was to examine the beneficial effect of icariin, an active flavonoid glucoside, on meat quality in swines and the mechanisms involved. About 36 Duroc x Landrace x Yorkshire swines with an initial average body weight 65 kg were randomly divided into 3 groups: control swines group, two groups of icariin-treated swines (0.1 or 0.3%). About 42 days after, icariin (0.1 or 0.3%) treatment significantly decreased fat meat percentage, drip loss rate, plasma and hepatic total cholesterol levels, plasma and hepatic triglyceride concentrations, expression of ANGPTL3 mRNA and increased meat color, lean meat percentage, plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, activity of Lipoprotein Lipase (LPL). The present results suggest that icariin changes ANGPTL3 expression and LPL activity to improve meat quality in swine.
 
How to cite this article:
Hong-Bo Xiao, Ji-Ying Wang and Zhi-Liang Sun , 2012. Icariin Changes ANGPTL3 Expression and LPL Activity to Improve Meat Quality in Swine. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 1450-1454.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1450.1454
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2012.1450.1454