Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 8, Issue 3&4,2010
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


The developmental patterns of concentration and mRNA abundance of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I in serum, liver and longissimus dorsi of suckled crossbred piglets


Author(s):

Q. Hu 1, 2, Z. Q. Liu 2, K. Yao 2, X. Wu 2, L. Y. Yang 3, J. Pan 2, Z. Y. Deng 1, Z. Ruan 1*

Recieved Date: 2010-07-12, Accepted Date: 2010-10-27

Abstract:

A total of thirty (15 male and female, respectively) suckled crossbred piglets (Duroc×Landrace×Yorkshine) were selected and divided into five groups at the ages of d 1, 7, 14, 21 and 28 d after birth, respectively. Piglets were weighed and blood and tissue (liver and longissimus dorsi) samples were collected from a total of 30 piglets at different ages. There were no significant differences (P>0.05) between male and female, but there were significant differences (P<0.05) among ages during the early postnatal development for the concentration and mRNA abundance in serum, liver and longissimus dorsi (LD) of suckled crossbred piglets growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I). There were the different development curve pattern (linear, quadratic, cubic or quartic) of age effects (P<0.05) on the concentration and mRNA expression of suckled crossbred piglets growth hormone GH and IGF-I during the early postnatal development from 1 to 28 day of ages. Pearson's analysis showed serum GH concentration was correlated with serum IGF-I concentration, IGF-I mRNA abundance of LD, BW and the relative body weight of LD. Serum IGF-I concentration correlated with liver IGF-I concentration, IGF-I mRNA abundance of LD and BW. Liver IGF-I concentration correlated with GHR mRNA abundance of LD, IGF-I mRNA abundance of liver and LD, IGF-IR mRNA abundance of LD, BW and the relative body weight of LD. LD IGF-I concentration correlated with IGF-I mRNA abundance of liver and LD, IGF-IR mRNA abundance of LD and BW. Liver IGF-I mRNA abundance correlated with growth hormone receptor GHR mRNA abundance of liver, IGF-I mRNA abundance of LD, BW and the relative body weight of LD. LD IGF- I mRNA abundance correlated with GHR mRNA abundance of liver, IGF-IR mRNA abundance of LD, BW and the relative body weight of LD, respectively.

Keywords:

Developmental pattern, suckled crossbred piglets, gene expression, growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor I


Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2010
Volume: 8
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 39-46


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