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Table 7 Relative mRNA abundances of genes of the lipid metabolism (β-oxidation, lipogenesis, VLDL assembly) and ketogenesis in the liver of cows fed the control diet or the control diet supplemented with green tea extract (GTE) in weeks 1, 4 and 7 of lactation1

From: Effects of supplementation of green tea extract on the milk performance of peripartal dairy cows and the expression of stress response genes in the liver

 Week 1 Week 4 Week 7 P-value
ConGTESEMConGTESEMConGTESEMGTEWeekGTE × weekParity
Genes of β-oxidation2
ACADM1.000.690.191.050.950.191.060.960.190.210.270.570.51
ACOX11.000.741.571.19a0.84b1.531.110.931.570.0050.230.700.06
CPT1A1.00a0.64b0.171.141.030.140.920.680.140.060.0020.330.84
Genes of lipogenesis2
SREBF11.000.850.441.491.370.442.221.330.440.130.0180.340.56
ACACA1.000.660.541.911.610.542.972.150.540.22< 0.0010.690.55
FASN1.000.770.591.311.880.591.482.360.590.480.030.340.12
Genes of VLDL assembly2
APOB1.000.740.181.321.110.181.411.110.180.09< 0.0010.910.75
MTTP1.000.780.161.030.930.160.960.790.160.200.500.850.46
Genes of ketogenesis2
ACAT11.000.980.200.940.750.201.36a0.84b0.200.070.190.190.41
HMGCS21.000.740.271.091.290.271.211.450.270.960.0310.280.30
HMGCL1.001.080.220.790.800.221.011.020.220.890.110.940.09
  1. 1Values are least square means, n = 15 for each group
  2. 2Relative mRNA abundances of Con in week 1 are set as a reference (=1.00)
  3. a,b Means within one week with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05)
  4. SEM standard error of means, VLDL very low-density lipoproteins