FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2018, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (17): 298-304.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-201817047

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A Review of the Effect of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) Activity and AMPK Cascade on Meat Quality

WANG Yu, YUAN Qian, WANG Bohui, YANG Lei, ZHAO Lihua, JIN Ye*   

  1. College of Food Science and Engineering, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot 010018, China
  • Online:2018-09-15 Published:2018-09-18

Abstract: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a major cellular energy regulator. The activation of AMPK can initiate a cascade of reactions, involved in regulating energy glucose, lipid and protein metabolisms, thereby affecting meat quality. AMPK and its downstream signaling pathways may be an important target to improve meat quality. In this article, we elucidate the activation mechanism and cascade effect of AMPK as well as its effect on meat quality, with the aim of providing a theoretical foundation for the improvement of meat quality.

Key words: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), cascade, energy metabolism, meat quality

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