Kimberly A. Livingston's research while affiliated with North Carolina State University and other places

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Insects have application in poultry feed because of their capacity to sustainably repurpose wastes into nutrient-dense feeds, combined with the demand for poultry meat and eggs in the diets of the growing human population. Additionally, poultry naturally consumes insects, thus insects may enhance poultry welfare. Several insects are commercially re...
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Genetic selection for rapid growth in broilers has inadvertently resulted in increased susceptibility to heat stress, particularly in male birds. Increased oxidative stress associated with hyperthermia may be reduced by avian uncoupling protein (avUCP), which has been proposed to modulate free radical production. However, the relationship between a...

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... Our wellcategorized findings are in agreement with the outputs of other studies. Previously conducted studies revealed the predominant presence of avUCP protein in skeletal muscles (pectoral, glycolytic fibers) (90) alongside recognizing the alteration in expression pattern during different physiological states [cold stress (10,12,34,58,90), heat stress (12,29,92,95,96), transfer stress (97), high fat diet, and fat (16, 38, 66,95)], that clearly reflect the involvement of avUCP in fatty acid βoxidation and cell metabolism. Moreover, one study reported that a high concentration of chemical stimulus like ammonia can be effective in the expression of 12 energy metabolism-related genes (avUCP, HK1, HK2, PK, PFK, PDHX, CS, LDHA, LDHB, SDHA, SDHB, and AMPK), in chicken liver. ...