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Table 6 mRNA expression in tissues of 17 d old broilers fed different copper levels and sources

From: Broiler responses to copper levels and sources: growth, tissue mineral content, antioxidant status and mRNA expression of genes involved in lipid and protein metabolism

  Breast Muscle Liver Intestine (jejunum)
Genes Source Level S vs L Source Level S x L Source Level S vs L
AKT 1 0.1169 0.0450 0.1569 –– –– –– –– –– ––
mTOR 0.0046  < 0.001 0.1561 –– –– –– –– –– ––
GSK 3B 0.0871 0.0057 0.0499 –– –– –– –– –– ––
MT 0.8910 0.2924 0.0124 0.5524 0.0036 0.3867 0.2718  < 0.001  < 0.001
CuZnSOD 0.0189  < 0.01 0.0028  < 0.001  < 0.001 0.2038 –– –– ––
FAS –– –– –– 0.0058 0.0446 0.0097 –– –– ––
LPL –– –– –– 0.1020 0.0002 0.0002 –– –– ––
MDH –– –– –– 0.7833 0.0170 0.0535 –– –– ––
CTR1 –– –– –– –– –– –– 0.0530 0.0010 0.0144
ATOX1 –– –– –– –– –– –– 0.0003  < 0.001 0.1027
STEAP1 –– –– –– –– –– –– 0.2745 0.0002 0.3132
  1. Abbreviations: AKT 1 Protein kinase serine-threonine 1, mTOR Mechanistic target of rapamycin, GSK 3B Glycogen synthase kinase, MT Metallothionein, CuZnSOD Superoxide dismutase copper-zinc, FAS Fatty Acid Synthetase, LPL Lipoprotein lipase, MDH Malate dehydrogenase, CTR1 Copper transporter 1, ATOX1 Antioxidant target 1 copper chaperone, STEAP1 Transmembrane Epithelial Antigene of the Prostate, S Source, L Level