The aim of this study was to determine the effects of unprotected dietary unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) from different plant oils on gene expression in the mammary gland of grazing dairy cows.
Milk composition and gene expression in the mammary gland tissue were evaluated in grazing dairy cows supplemented with different unsaturated fatty acids (UFA). The UFA supplementation improves the health and nutrition quality aspects of dairy milk, but also affects the gene networks expression signature associated with cellular growth and proliferation, cell-death, signalling, nutrient metabolism, and immune response, and in turn, the mammary gland integrity and health.
SUBMITTER_CITATION: Mach, N., A. A. A. Jacobs, L. Kruijt, J. Van Baal, and M. A. Smits. 2011. Alteration of gene expression in mammary gland tissue of dairy cows in response to dietary unsaturated fatty acids. Animal.DOI:10.1017/S1751731111000103
|Date made available||13 Jan 2014|
|Geographical coverage||The Netherlands|
- animal nutrition and feeding
- dairy cow
- Mammary gland
- unsaturated fatty acids