Lycopene supplementation does not change productive performance but lowers egg yolk cholesterol and gene expression of some cholesterol-related proteins in laying hens

Orhan C., KÜÇÜK O., Sahin N., Tuzcu M., Sahin K.

BRITISH POULTRY SCIENCE, vol.62, no.2, pp.227-234, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00071668.2020.1839017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-234
  • Keywords: Lycopene, tomato, egg yolk cholesterol, cholesterol metabolism, laying hens, PLASMA-LIPIDS, CAROTENOIDS, METABOLISM, TRANSPORT, STRESS, TOMATO, DIETS, RISK
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


1. This work examined the effects of purified lycopene (LYC) supplementation or a source of LYC as tomato powder (TP) on productive performance, egg yolk cholesterol levels as well as gene expression related to mechanism and regulation of cholesterol.