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Wenzhong Liu
Shanxi Agricultural University
GeneMessenger RNAEndocrinologyBiochemistryBiology
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#1Baojun Li (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 4
#2Liying Qiao (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 5
Last. Wenzhong Liu (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 6
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Fat deposition in animals involves adipogenic differentiation guided by transcriptional factors and other key factors. To understand the molecular mechanism underlying ovine adipogenic differentiat...
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#1Yangyang Pan (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 4
#2Jiongjie Jing (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 3
Last. Wenzhong Liu (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding 20–25 nt RNA molecules that regulate gene expression by posttranscriptional repression of messenger RNA. There have been few investigations on the profiles and functions of miRNAs in ovine subcutaneous fat; their roles in the metabolism and deposition of subcutaneous fat also remain unclear. In this study, small RNA libraries were constructed for 2 important Chinese local sheep breeds, Small-tailed Han Sheep, and Shanxi Meat Sheep Dam Line, and use...
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#1Baojun Li (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 4
#2Liying Qiao (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 5
Last. Wenzhong Liu (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 6
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The level of fat deposition in carcass is a crucial factor influencing meat quality. Guangling Large-Tailed (GLT) and Small-Tailed Han (STH) sheep are important local Chinese fat-tailed breeds that show distinct patterns of fat depots. To gain a better understanding of fat deposition, transcriptome profiles were determined by RNA-sequencing of perirenal, subcutaneous, and tail fat tissues from both the sheep breeds. The common highly expressed genes (co-genes) in all the six tissues, and the gen...
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#1Junxing Zhao (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 14
#2Qian Li (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 2
Last. Jianxin Zhang (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Wine grape pomace (WGP) provides a rich source of polyphenols that can act as powerful antioxidants, but their potential as feed ingredients in the lamb industry remains unexploited. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary WGP supplementation on growth performance, meat quality and antioxidative activity in the longissimus dorsi (LD) muscle of lambs. A total of eighteen lambs (25.0 ± 0.2 kg of body weight, BW) were randomly selected and equally divided into ...
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#1Yangyang Pan (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 4
#2Jiongjie Jing (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 3
Last. Wenzhong Liu (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract The objective of this study was to detect the expression profile of microRNAs (miRNAs) in two breeds of fat-tailed sheep (Guangling Large-tailed sheep and Small-tailed Han sheep), and discover the miRNAs that may play roles in lipid metabolism. Consequently, two small RNA libraries were constructed and high-throughput sequencing was used to identify the miRNAs expressed in the two libraries and to calculate the expression of miRNAs. Bioinformatics methods were used to predict target gen...
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#1Yangyang Pan (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 4
#2Jiongjie Jing (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 3
Last. Wenzhong Liu (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Intramuscular fat is used to determine meat quality in animals; however, factors affecting branched chain amino acid (BCAA) catabolism, which fuels adipogenesis and lipogenesis, remain unclear. To better understand the post-transcriptional influence on BCAA catabolism during adipogenesis, we investigated the role of miR-124-3p. Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells were isolated from skeletal muscle of sheep, and induced to differentiate. We determined the roles of miR-124-3p and its pr...
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#1Junxing Zhao (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 14
#2Kan Li (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 2
Last. Jianxing Zhang (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 1
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Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary Tartary buckwheat extract (TBE) supplementation on animal growth performance, meat quality and antioxidative activity in the Longissimus thoracis et lumborum muscle of lambs. The results showed that dietary TBE increased body weight, average daily gain, carcass weight, dry matter intake, and digestive organ weight. Dietary TBE had no effect on the pH, color, shear force or intramuscular fat of Longissimus muscle examin...
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#1Junxing Zhao (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 14
#2Yaqian Jin (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 1
Last. Jianxin Zhang (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Wine grape pomace (WGP) contains a rich source of polyphenols that can act as powerful antioxidants. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary WGP supplementation on antioxidative activity and epididymal sperm quality in rams. The rams were raised either under free-range or pen conditions, and the pen-raised rams were fed a WGP-containing diet (0, 5% and 10% of dry matter basis) for 74 days. An increase in the concentrations of reactive oxygen species (ROS, P ...
9 CitationsSource
#1Junxing Zhao (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 14
#2X.D. Liu (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 1
Last. Jianxin Zhang (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 5
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Abstract The objective of this experiment was to investigate the mechanisms through which different levels of dietary energy affect postnatal skeletal muscle development in ewe lambs. Twelve Dorper × Small Thin-Tailed crossbred ewe lambs (100 d of age; 20 ± 0.5 kg BW) were selected randomly and divided into 2 groups in a completely randomized design. Animals were offered identical diets at 100% or 65% of ad libitum intake. Lambs were euthanized when BW in the ad libitum group reached 35 kg and t...
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#1Weiwei Wang (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 3
#2Wenzhong Liu (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 6
Last. Jing Song (Shanxi Agricultural University)H-Index: 1
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Sexual dimorphism is a widespread phenomenon in animals. However, the potential role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in regulating this dimorphism is not fully understood. In our study, we used an integrated approach to identify functional targets of miRNA by combining the paired expression profiles of miRNAs and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) in ovaries and testes of young Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. The results revealed that 67 upregulated and nine downregulated miRNAs and 2299 upregulated and 3260 dow...
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