Transcriptomic Analysis of the Effects of a Fish Oil Enriched Diet on Murine Brains
ARMY CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FORT DETRICK MD
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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 C57BL6J 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.
- Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition