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Effects of extended postmortem aging and intramuscular location on protein degradation, muscle fiber morphometrics, and tenderness of beef longissimus lumborum and semitendinosus steaks.

J Anim Sci 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

University of Georgia, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Athens, GA, USA.

The objective of this study was to determine effects of extended aging and intramuscular location on Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBSF), muscle fiber cross-sectional area (CSA), and protein degradation of semitendinosus (ST) and longissimus lumborum (LL) steaks. Left ST and LL were removed from 40 carcasses at 6 d postmortem. The ST was fabricated into 5 locations (LOC), with LOC 1 being most proximal and LOC 5 being most distal. Read More

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September 2021

Dietary Betaine Addition Alters Carcass Traits, Meat Quality, and Nitrogen Metabolism of Bama Mini-Pigs.

Front Nutr 2021 27;8:728477. Epub 2021 Aug 27.

Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Animal Nutritional Physiology and Metabolic Process, CAS Key Laboratory of Agro-Ecological Processes in Subtropical Region, National Engineering Laboratory for Pollution Control and Waste Utilization in Livestock and Poultry Production, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, China.

Betaine is widely used as feed additives in animal husbandry as it can cause many benefits such as improving antioxidant ability, growth performance, and carcass traits. However, there are limited studies about the effects of betaine on the Bama mini-pigs. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary betaine on carcass traits, meat quality, and nitrogen metabolism of pigs. Read More

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The expression pattern, polymorphisms and association analyses of the porcine NREP gene.

J Anim Breed Genet 2021 Sep 6. Epub 2021 Sep 6.

Department of Animal Morphology, Physiology and Genetics, Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic.

NREP (neuronal regeneration related protein homolog) plays a role in the transformation of neural, muscle, and fibroblast cells and in smooth muscle myogenesis. The NREP gene was selected for detailed study as an expressional and functional candidate gene on the basis of data from the expression microarray, which detected the differences in gene expression between Czech Large White pigs and wild boars in the longissimus lumborum et thoracis and biceps femoris muscle tissues. Quantitative real-time PCR results confirmed that porcine NREP was expressed in both skeletal muscles and significantly overexpressed in Czech Large White pigs compared with wild boars (14. Read More

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September 2021

Comparison of Nutritional and Meat Quality Characteristics between Two Primal Cuts from Aceh Cattle in Aceh Province, Indonesia.

Vet Med Int 2021 17;2021:8381849. Epub 2021 Aug 17.

Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, IPB University, Bogor 16680, Indonesia.

The Aceh cattle are local Indonesian beef cattle that are farmed in Aceh Province. This type of cattle is one of the sources of meat for the Aceh people. This study aims to analyze the quality of two primal cuts (longissimus lumborum and semitendinosus muscle) from Aceh cattle based on the muscle microstructure characteristics and MSTN gene expression. Read More

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Effect of Dietary Brown Seaweed ( Additive on Meat Quality and Nutrient Composition of Fattening Pigs.

Foods 2021 Jul 26;10(8). Epub 2021 Jul 26.

I+D Patagonia Biotecnología SA., Valdivia 5090000, Chile.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of dietary brown seaweed () additive (SWA) on meat quality and nutrient composition of commercial fattening pigs. The treatments were: Regular diet with 0% inclusion of SWA (CON); Regular diet with 2% SWA (2%-SWA); Regular diet with 4% SWA (4%-SWA). After slaughtering, five carcasses from each group were selected, and (LL) samples were taken for meat quality and chemical composition analysis. Read More

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Purple Corn Anthocyanin Affects Lipid Mechanism, Flavor Compound Profiles, and Related Gene Expression of Muscle in Goats.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Aug 14;11(8). Epub 2021 Aug 14.

State Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China.

The current study aimed to investigate the effect of anthocyanins on muscle flavor compound profiles in goats. Goats in three groups were fed a basic diet or a diet supplemented with 0.5 g/d or 1 g/d anthocyanin-rich purple corn pigment (PCP). Read More

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Chickpea Can Be a Valuable Local Produced Protein Feed for Organically Reared, Native Bulls.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Aug 9;11(8). Epub 2021 Aug 9.

Dipartimento di Agraria, Università di Napoli Federico II, Via Università 100, 80055 Portici, Italy.

We assessed the effects of inclusion of chickpea from 24 to 21%, as feed basis, in diets for organically reared bulls. Sixteen young bulls (270 ± 6.4 days of age; 246 ± 0. Read More

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Effect of Wet Aging on Color Stability, Tenderness, and Sensory Attributes of and Muscles from Water Buffalo Bulls.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Jul 30;11(8). Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.

The present study aimed to investigate the effect of wet aging on meat quality characteristics of (LL) and (GM) muscles of buffalo bulls. Meat samples from six aging periods, i.e. Read More

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Influence of aging time, temperature and relative humidity on the sensory quality of dry-aged Belgian Blue beef.

Meat Sci 2021 Aug 19;183:108659. Epub 2021 Aug 19.

Laboratory for Animal Nutrition and Animal Product Quality, Department of Animal Sciences and Aquatic Ecology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. Electronic address:

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of aging period (0, 3, 6 or 9 weeks), aging temperature (2 versus 6 °C at 75% relative humidity, experiment 1) and relative humidity (70 versus 90% at 2 °C, experiment 2) on the sensory traits, oxidative stability and proteolysis of Belgian Blue beef. For each experiment, eight loins (M. longissimus thoracis et lumborum) from four animals (left and right side) were assigned to one of the two treatments (n = 4). Read More

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Effect of chromium yeast supplementation on lipid profile of swine fat.

An Acad Bras Cienc 2021 13;93(3):e20190619. Epub 2021 Aug 13.

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Instituto de Química, Av. Senador Filinto Müller, 1555, 79070-900 Campo Grande, MS, Brazil.

This study was conducted to evaluate the period of chromium yeast supplementation on lipid profile of backfat and Longissimus lumborum muscle of barrows. It was evaluated carcass samples from forty barrows, genetically similar. Pigs diets were supplemented with 0. Read More

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Ultrasonication of beef improves calpain-1 autolysis and caspase-3 activity by elevating cytosolic calcium and inducing mitochondrial dysfunction.

Meat Sci 2021 Aug 9;183:108646. Epub 2021 Aug 9.

Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322, United States. Electronic address:

The objective of this study was to investigate if ultrasonication of bovine longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL) steaks increases calpain-1 and caspase-3 activities, and if so, to explore the underlying mechanisms that trigger their activation. Post-rigor bovine LTL steaks were subjected to ultrasonication at 40 kHz and 12 W/cm for 40 min and subsequently aged for 14 d at 4 °C. Ultrasonication improved beef tenderness (P < 0. Read More

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Using segmental bioimpedance analysis to estimate soft tissue and chemical composition of retail cuts and carcasses of lambs.

Meat Sci 2021 Aug 8;183:108644. Epub 2021 Aug 8.

Department of Animal Science, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS 97105-900, Brazil.

This study evaluated the potential of segmental bioimpedance analysis (SBIA) to estimate the composition of retail cuts and their predictability to infer on the carcass composition in lambs. Leg, rib, shoulder, neck, and loin from thirty-one lamb carcasses were evaluated. A single-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyzer at 50 kHz was used to perform measurements. Read More

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Dynamic evaluation of the contractile function of lumbodorsal muscles during locust pose in yoga by real-time ultrasound.

BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil 2021 Aug 10;13(1):87. Epub 2021 Aug 10.

The Third School of Clinical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Background And Purpose: Chronic low back pain (CLBP), which has a close relationship with lumbar muscle degeneration, can be effectively treated by exercise therapy, and yoga has been widely accepted by clinicians and patients with CLBP. The purpose of this study was to observe the changes in the thickness of lumbodorsal muscles that occur during locust pose in yoga and how these changes occur. From the changes in muscle thickness that occur in the locust pose, the contractile function of lumbodorsal muscles can be evaluated. Read More

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Maternal and direct dietary polyphenol supplementation affect growth, carcass and meat quality of sheep and goats.

Animal 2021 Sep 6;15(9):100333. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

ETH Zurich, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Universitaetstrasse 2, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland.

The beneficial effects of polyphenol intake such as improved nitrogen retention make them interesting feed supplements for ruminants. In contrast, dietary polyphenols may have adverse effects on the bioavailability of nutrients and palatability of the feed which might impair growth performance. The beneficial and adverse effects might differ between different ruminant species as well as between direct intake and intake of polyphenol metabolites via suckling when supplemented to lactating dams. Read More

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September 2021

The impact of different Hormonal Growth Promotants (HGP) on desmin degradation and collagen content of various muscles from pasture and feedlot finished steer carcasses.

Meat Sci 2021 Dec 24;182:108615. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

The impacts of several hormonal growth promotants (HGP) on Warner-Bratzler Shear Force (WBSF), desmin degradation ratio (DDR) and collagen content (COLL) were assessed. Treatments within feedlot and pasture finished steer carcasses (n = 60, n = 40, respectively) were control (CON-100-F and CON-400-P), oestradiol HGPs (OES-100-F and OES-400-P) and trenbolone acetate/oestradiol HGPs (TBA+OES-100-F only). The longissimus lumborum (LL), gluteus medius (GM), infraspinatus (IS), semitendinosus (ST,) and the LL and biceps femoris (BF) were collected from feedlot and pasture finished steers, respectively. Read More

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December 2021

Impact of genetic potential for residual feed intake and diet fed during early- to mid-gestation in beef heifers on carcass characteristics and meat quality attributes of their castrated male offspring.

Meat Sci 2021 Dec 22;182:108637. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P5, Canada; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8, Canada. Electronic address:

Carcass attributes of steers were examined for influences of selection for residual feed intake (RFI), and exposure to different levels of prenatal nutrition. Heifers characterized for RFI corrected for backfat were mated to bulls with genetic potential for either High-RFI or Low-RFI, such that the progeny were expected to be H/H or L/L RFI (sire/dam). Pregnant heifers were assigned to a low diet (Ldiet; 0. Read More

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December 2021

Cook Temperature Alters the Physical Structure and Lipid Bioaccessibility of Beef Muscle in TIM-1.

J Agric Food Chem 2021 Aug 27;69(30):8394-8402. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G2W1, Canada.

Changes in the physical states, induced with different cooking temperatures, significantly ( < 0.05) altered lipid bioaccessibility measured in the TNO-simulated gastrointestinal tract model-1 of AAA boneless beef striploin, containing the muscle. The denaturation of actin significantly correlates with the total cumulative free fatty acid (FFA) bioaccessibility, whereby the striploin cooked to 60 °C presents the maximum lipid bioaccessibility (15. Read More

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Acetylation of Sarcoplasmic and Myofibrillar Proteins were Associated with Ovine Meat Quality Attributes at Early Postmortem.

Food Sci Anim Resour 2021 Jul 1;41(4):650-663. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Key Laboratory of Agro-products Quality & Safety in Harvest, Storage, Transportation, Management and Control, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Beijing 100193, China.

The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between meat quality attributes and the changes of sarcoplasmic protein acetylation and myofibrillar protein acetylation in lamb muscles at different postmortem phases. Protein acetylation, color, pH, shear force, myofibril fragmentation index and cooking loss were measured. The total level of acetylated sarcoplasmic proteins showed a negative relation with pH, a positive relation with a*, b* and cooking loss at the pre-rigor phase. Read More

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Influence of muscle type and microstructure on iridescence in cooked, cured pork meat products.

J Food Sci 2021 Aug 15;86(8):3563-3573. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Department of Food Physics and Meat Science, Institute of Food Science and Biotechnology, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.

Microstructural factors associated with surface iridescence in cooked, cured pork products were investigated. Meat iridescence is a commonly observed physical phenomenon in raw meat and meat products that consist of intact muscle tissue. Since the purchase decision of consumers is mainly driven by the first impression of meat color and appearance, products showing colorful iridescence may be rejected. Read More

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Relationships between intramuscular fat percentage and fatty acid composition in M. longissimus lumborum of pasture-finished lambs in New Zealand.

Meat Sci 2021 Nov 30;181:108618. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

AgResearch Grasslands, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

This paper reports relationships between fatty acids (FAs) and intramuscular fat (IMF)% in M. longissimus lumborum samples from 108 pasture-fed ewe lambs. Samples ranged in IMF from 1 to 6%. Read More

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November 2021

Influence of the Production System (Intensive vs. Extensive) at Farm Level on Proximate Composition and Volatile Compounds of Portuguese Lamb Meat.

Foods 2021 Jun 22;10(7). Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Centro Tecnológico de la Carne de Galicia, Avd. Galicia No 4, Parque Tecnológico de Galicia, San Cibrao das Viñas, 32900 Ourense, Spain.

Today's society demands healthy meat with a special emphasis on integrated animal husbandry combined with the concern for animal welfare. In this sense, the raising of lambs in an extensive system has been one of the most common practices, which results in meats with high nutritional value. However, both the production system and the diet play a fundamental role in the chemical composition of the meat, which has a direct impact on the content of volatile compounds. Read More

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Multivariate Relationships among Carcass Traits and Proximate Composition, Lipid Profile, and Mineral Content of of Grass-Fed Male Cattle Produced under Tropical Conditions.

Foods 2021 Jun 12;10(6). Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad del Zulia, Box 15131, Maracaibo, Zulia 4001, Venezuela.

Hierarchical cluster (HCA) and canonical correlation (CCA) analyses were employed to explore the multivariate relationships among chemical components (proximate, mineral and lipidic components) of lean beef (LDL) and selected carcass traits of cattle fattened on pasture under tropical conditions (bulls, = 60; steers, = 60; from 2.5 to 4.0 years of age, estimated by dentition). Read More

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Gene Expression and Carcass Traits Are Different between Different Quality Grade Groups in Red-Faced Hereford Steers.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Jun 27;11(7). Epub 2021 Jun 27.

Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 97071, USA.

Fat deposition is important to carcass value and some palatability characteristics. Carcasses with higher USDA quality grades produce more value for producers and processors in the US system and are more likely to have greater eating satisfaction. Using genomics to identify genes impacting marbling deposition provides insight into muscle biochemistry that may lead to ways to better predict fat deposition, especially marbling and thus quality grade. Read More

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Frozen/thawed meat quality associated with muscle fiber characteristics of porcine longissimus thoracis et lumborum, psoas major, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus muscles.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 25;11(1):13354. Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology, Seoul National University, Pyeongchang, 25354, Republic of Korea.

To evaluate the relationship between muscle fiber characteristics and the quality of frozen/thawed pork meat, four different muscles, M. longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL), M. psoas major (PM), M. Read More

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Spatial Analysis of Phosphatidylinositol Molecular Species in Pork Chop Tissues Using Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/ionization-Mass Spectrometry Imaging.

J Oleo Sci 2021 Jul 11;70(7):979-987. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Home Economics, Kyoto Women's University.

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) is a powerful technique for visualizing lipids in biological tissues. Phosphatidylinositol (PI), a phospholipid in pork, is a major source of inositol in animal-derived foods believed to be protective against diseases related to pregnancy and cancer. However, the distribution of PI molecular species in pork is not well understood. Read More

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Dietary soybean oil modulates fatty acid composition of pork.

Trop Anim Health Prod 2021 Jun 10;53(3):357. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Federal University of Mato Grosso Do Sul, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil.

This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of soybean oil level on performance and fatty acid profile of backfat and longissimus lumborum muscle of gilts. Forty-eight gilts with an initial weight of 21.75 ± 0. Read More

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The influence of age and sex on carcass characteristics and chemical composition of the longissimus thoracis et lumborum muscle in wild boars ().

Arch Anim Breed 2021 27;64(1):199-210. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Meat Technology and Chemistry, Faculty of Food Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Plac Cieszyński 1, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland.

The aim of this study was to determine the influence of age and sex on carcass characteristics and the chemical composition of the longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL) muscle in wild boars (). Carcass quality parameters varied significantly depending on age and sex, whereas the protein and collagen contents in the muscle were affected by animal age. The carcasses of male yearlings and adults were characterised by the highest processing suitability, which can be attributed to the highest percentage of lean meat in the carcass and a moderate fat and bone content. Read More

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Impact of heat stress on the growth performance and retail meat quality of 2nd cross (Poll Dorset × (Border Leicester × Merino)) and Dorper lambs.

Meat Sci 2021 Nov 29;181:108581. Epub 2021 May 29.

School of Agriculture and Food, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia. Electronic address:

The present study investigated the impact of heat stress and genetics on lamb growth performance and meat quality. Forty-eight Dorper and 2nd cross [Poll Dorset × (Border Leicester × Merino)] lambs (38--42 kg; 4-5 months old) were allocated to either thermoneutral [TN; 18-21 °C, 45-55% relative humidity (RH)], or heat stress (HS; 28 °C-38 °C, 40-60% RH) conditions in a 2 × 2 factorial design for 2 weeks. Compared with 2nd cross, Dorper lambs had a lower respiration rate (RR) and rectal temperature (RT), and exhibited less decline in body weight under HS. Read More

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November 2021

Flash dietary methionine supply over growth requirements in pigs: Multi-facetted effects on skeletal muscle metabolism.

Animal 2021 Jul 1;15(7):100268. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

PEGASE, INRAE, Institut Agro, 35590 Saint-Gilles, France.

Dietary methionine affects protein metabolism, lean gain and growth performance and acts in the control of oxidative stress. When supplied in large excess relative to growth requirements in diets for pigs, positive effects on pork quality traits have been recently reported. This study aimed to decipher the molecular and biochemical mechanisms affected by a dietary methionine supply above growth requirements in the loin muscle of finishing pigs. Read More

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Influence of Grain- and Grass-Finishing Systems on Carcass Characteristics, Meat Quality, Nutritional Composition, and Consumer Sensory Attributes of Bison.

Foods 2021 May 12;10(5). Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA.

The objective of this study was to determine the influence of two finishing systems (grain- or grass-finishing) on carcass characteristics, meat quality, nutritional composition, and sensory attributes of bison. Bison heifers were assigned to either a grain- or grass-finishing treatment for 130 days prior to slaughter. Carcass measurements, lean color and fat color were recorded. Read More

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