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Genes, transcription factors and enzymes involved in lipid metabolism in fin fish
- Ayisi, Christian Larbi, Yamei, Cheng, Zhao, Jin-Liang
- Agri Gene 2017
- biochemical pathways, enzymes, fish, genes, lipid metabolism, lipids, transcription factors
- Lipid metabolism in fish which is a complex phenomenon has been studied in the past few years as its gradually gaining interest from researchers. Lipids serve essential roles in both physiological and life cycle of fish. In this study, we review the functions of some genes and enzymes that are related to the metabolism of lipids in fish. We also review how these enzymes and genes are affected by different lipid sources since alternative lipids are being sought for. From the study, genes such as PPARs, ACC, SCD, FASN, CPT, ACYL and a host of others regulate the lipid metabolic pathways.