Functional analysis of PPARGC1A mutants in relation to the fat metabolism of the pig

01 January 2007 → 31 October 2009
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Genetics
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Molecular and cell biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
pig meat quality functional analysis fat metabolism PPARGC1A
Project description

The coactivator PPARGC1A has a strong influence on fat metabolism, and hence also on meat quality. In the pig however, only little information is available on this economically interesting gene. Therefore, this project will study its gene expression more closely and perform a functional analysis to determine the influence of mutations on PPARGC1A.