Accession Number : ADA623548


Title :   Transcriptomic Analysis of the Effects of a Fish Oil Enriched Diet on Murine Brains


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FORT DETRICK MD


Personal Author(s) : Hammamieh, Rasha ; Chakraborty, Nabarun ; Gautam, Aarti ; Miller, Stacy-Ann ; Muhie, Seid ; Meyerhoff, James ; Jett, Marti


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a623548.pdf


Report Date : 14 Mar 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : The health benefits of fish oil enriched with high omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) are widely documented. Fish oil as dietary supplements, however, show moderate clinical efficacy, highlighting an immediate scope of systemic in vitro feedback. Our transcriptomic study was designed to investigate the genomic shift of murine brains fed on fish oil enriched diets. A customized fish oil enriched diet (FD) and standard lab diet (SD) were separately administered to two randomly chosen populations of C57BL/6J mice from their weaning age until late adolescence. Statistical analysis mined 1,142 genes of interest (GOI) differentially altered in hemibrains collected from the FD- and SD-fed mice at the age of five months. The majority of identified GOI (40%) encodes proteins located in the plasma membrane, suggesting that fish oil primarily facilitated the membrane-oriented biofunctions.


Descriptors :   *BRAIN , *DIET , *FISH OILS , *GENES , ACTIVATION , FATTY ACIDS , GENE EXPRESSION , MICE , NERVOUS SYSTEM , PROTEINS , RIBONUCLEIC ACIDS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE