Post-mortem activity of the glycogen debranching enzyme and change in the glycogen pools in porcine M. longissimus dorsi from carriers and non-carriers of the RN− gene

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Meat Science. 2007. 75(1): 112-119.

Title: Post-mortem activity of the glycogen debranching enzyme and change in the glycogen pools in porcine M. longissimus dorsi from carriers and non-carriers of the RN− gene
Author: Ylä-Ajos, Maria; Lindahl, Gunilla; Young, Jette F.; Theil, Peter K.; Puolanne, Eero; Enfält, Ann-Charlotte; Andersen, Henrik J.; Oksbjerg, Niels
ISSN: 0309-1740
Abstract: Glycogen debranching enzyme (GDE) is together with glycogen phosphorylase responsible for the degradation of glycogen. The present study compares the post-mortem activity of GDE and breakdown of the glycogen pools in M. longissimus dorsi of RN- carrier pigs and in wild type animals. The activity of GDE (n=14) and pH (n=20) was measured 0.5, 3, 5, 24 and 48 h post-mortem. The change in pro-glycogen and in macro-glycogen content (n=20) was followed until 216 h post-mortem and the transcription level of GDE, glycogenin and glycogen synthase m-RNA (n=19) were measured 0.5 h post-mortem. Both the activity of GDE and the transcription level of GDE were found to be similar in RN- carriers and wild type animals shortly after slaughter. However, the activity declined faster in wild type animals compared with RN- carriers with increasing time post-mortem. The contents of both pro-glycogen and macro-glycogen were higher in RN- carriers compared with wild type animals, and further, the proportion of macro-glycogen was higher in RN- carriers compared with wild type animals. During the post-mortem period, only degradation of pro-glycogen was observed in both genotypes. The decrease in pH was faster and the ultimate pH lower in RN- carriers than in wild type animals. It was suggested that the higher GDE activity in the late phase of the post-mortem period in muscles from RN- carriers renders the extended pH decrease in these muscles.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2006.06.018
http://hdl.handle.net/1975/690
Date: 2007
Subject: Gglycogen debranching enzyme
RN-genotype
pig
pro-glycogen
macro-glycogen


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