PMID: 38015Nov 6, 1978

Metabolic activity of adipose tissue in the goat during gestation and at the beginning of lactation

Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences. Série D: Sciences naturelles
Y ChilliardP Morand-Fehr


In 5 French Alpine goats, omental adipose tissue acetyl-CoA carboxylase, glucose-6-phosphate deshydrogenase, malic enzyme and lipoprotein lipase activities significantly decreased during the third month of gestation, whereas plasma non-esterified fatty acid and triacyglycerol contents increased. This probably reflects an early decreasing rate of adipose tissue anabolism during gestation in the Goat. At the third week of lactation, anabolic activities relative to DNA content of adipose tissue were extremely low, and the tissue weight relative to DNA was lower than during gestation. Metabolic alterations of omental adipose tissue in early lactation do not seem to be related to milk production level. These results could contribute to a better control of the kinetic of body lipid stores during the reproductive cycle in high milk yielding ruminants.

Related Concepts

Metabolic Process, Cellular
Fat Pad
Malate dehydrogenase (decarboxylating)
LPL gene
Structure of Omental Adipose Tissue (Body Structure)
Pregnancy, Animal
Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase
Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase
Lactation, Prolonged

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