|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||55|
|Release date:||Feb 1 2011|
|Last update date:||Mar 22 2012|
|Chemicals:||Fatty Acids, Unsaturated|
|Dataset link||Alteration of gene expression in mammary gland tissue of dairy cows in response to dietary unsaturated fatty acids|
A total of 28 Holstein-Friesian dairy cows in mid-lactation were blocked according to parity (2.4 ± 0.63 years), days in milk (DIM; 153 ± 32.8 days), milk yield (25.7 ± 3.08 kg/d) and fat content (4.3 ± 0.12%). Cows were then randomly assigned to four UFA-sources based on rapeseed, soybean, linseed or a mixture of the three oils for 23 days (Period I) after which, all 28 cows were switched to a control diet for an additional 28 days (Period II). On the last day of both periods, mammary gland biopsies were taken to study genome-wide differences in lipid metabolism gene expression.