Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2019 , Vol 25 , Issue 5
Relationship Between Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Animal Production: A Review
Shiyun TANG1, Shijin GUO2, Jianjun WANG1, Yumao WANG1, Shijun FU1, Zhiqiang SHEN1
1Shandong Binzhou Animal Science and Veterinary Academy, Animal Nutrition Branch, Shandong Binzhou, P. R. CHINA
2Shandong Lvdu Ante Animal Drug Co. Ltd, Research and Development Center, Shandong Binzhou, P. R. CHINA
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2018.21341 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) play important roles in maintaining normal physiological conditions and, consequently, in animal health. Two PUFAs families, n-6 and n-3 fatty acids (FAs), are physiologically and metabolically distinct. The focus on PUFAs has been gradually extended from the apparent properties of growth performance, antioxidant ability and immune function to the mechanism of molecular regulation and mechanism such as regulating the expression of related genes and the anticancer action mechanism, which strengthen the understanding of the theoretical basis and application of animal husbandry in a range of animal species. The present review focuses on current knowledge related to the origin, biological function and practical application of PUFAs in animal production. Keywords : Polyunsaturated fatty acids Biological function Animal production Application