Acylation Stimulating Protein: A Potential Regulator of Fat Synthesis

2000 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Swine Report. The long term goal of this project is to understand the molecular mechanisms controlling fat synthesis. These experiments indicate that acylation stimulating protein (ASP) can stimulate the incorporation of fatty acids into lipid in cultured adipose tissue. This finding justifies a future effort to determine if manipulation of ASP can modify fat deposition.