Molecular Biology Reports

, Volume 41, Issue 8, pp 5237–5246 | Cite as

Molecular characterization, expression profiles, and analysis of Qinchuan cattle SIRT1 gene association with meat quality and body measurement traits (Bos taurus)

  • Linsheng Gui
  • Hongbao Wang
  • Shengjuan Wei
  • Yaran Zhang
  • Linsen Zan


Silent information regulator (SIRT1), was closely associated with senescence, metabolism, and apoptosis. The objective of this study was to investigate whether SIRT1 gene could be used as a candidate gene in the breeding process of Qinchuan cattle. Via sequencing technology conducted in 453 individuals of Qinchuan cattle, single nucleotide polymorphisms (G25764A, A25846G, and T25868C) with 5 haplotypes and 6 combined genotypes in 3′ untranslated region of SIRT1 gene were identified. In addition, three loci were significantly associated with some of the body measurements and meat quality traits in Qinchuan cattle (P < 0.05), and the H2H2 (GG–AA–CC) diplotypes had better performance than other combinations in Qinchuan cattle. These results suggest that the SIRT1 gene could be used in marker assisted selection to improve the production traits of Qinchuan cattle.


SIRT1 gene Expression pattern Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) Association analysis 



We are grateful to Professor Zan Linsen for providing the necessary materials used to accomplish this research work. The research was supported by the National “Five year” Science and Technology Support Project (#2011BAD28B04-03), the China National 863 Program (#2011AA100307), the GMO New Varieties Major Project (#2011ZX08007-002), the National Beef and Yak Industrial Technology System (#CARS-38), Chinese Beef Cattle Economically Important Traits Functional Genomics Studies Project (2013AA102505), Identification And Regulation of Qinchuan Cattle Meat Quality Traits Functional Gene Project (31272411).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linsheng Gui
    • 1
  • Hongbao Wang
    • 1
  • Shengjuan Wei
    • 1
  • Yaran Zhang
    • 1
  • Linsen Zan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Animal Science and TechnologyNorthwest A&F UniversityYanglingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.National Beef Cattle Improvement CenterNorthwest A&F UniversityYanglingPeople’s Republic of China

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