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  1. This study investigated the protective effects of L. reuteri ZJ617 on intestinal and liver injury and the underlying mechanisms in modulating inflammatory, autophagy, and apoptosis signaling pathways in a piglet ...

    Authors: Tao Zhu, Jiangdi Mao, Yifan Zhong, Congxiang Huang, Zhaoxi Deng, Yanjun Cui, Jianxin Liu and Haifeng Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:110

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  2. Direct-fed microbials (DFMs) are feed additives containing live naturally existing microbes that can benefit animals’ health and production performance. Due to the banned or strictly limited prophylactic and g...

    Authors: Yajing Ban and Le Luo Guan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:109

    Content type: Review

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  3. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungus. Many mycotoxin species are highly toxic and are frequently found in cereals and feedstuffs. So, powerful detection methods are vital and effective ways ...

    Authors: Runxian Li, Yang Wen, Fenglai Wang and Pingli He

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:108

    Content type: Review

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  4. Intestinal microbiota is critical for maintaining animal health and homeostasis. However, involvement of the fungal community, also known as the mycobiota, in animal health and disease is poorly understood. Th...

    Authors: Qing Yang, Jing Liu, Kelsy J. Robinson, Melanie A. Whitmore, Sydney N. Stewart and Guolong Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:107

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  5. Alterations in ambient temperature have been associated with multiple detrimental effects on broilers such as intestinal barrier disruption and dysbiosis resulting in systemic inflammation. Inflammation and 25...

    Authors: Huaiyong Zhang, Maryam Majdeddin, Djoere Gaublomme, Bernard Taminiau, Matthieu Boone, Dirk Elewaut, George Daube, Iván Josipovic, Keying Zhang and Joris Michiels

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:104

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  6. The objective of this study was to evaluate the replacement effects of milk powder (MK) and fish meal (FM) by enzymatic soybean (ESB) in diets on growth performance, immunological parameters, SCFAs production ...

    Authors: Yingjie Li, Yang Liu, Jiangnan Wu, Qiuhong Chen, Qiang Zhou, Fali Wu, Ruinan Zhang, Zhengfeng Fang, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Bin Feng, Yong Zhuo, De Wu and Lianqiang Che

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:106

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  7. Follicular atresia has been shown to be strongly associated with a low follicle utilization rate and female infertility, which are regulated by many factors such as microRNAs (miRNAs), which constitute a class...

    Authors: Wang Yao, Zengxiang Pan, Xing Du, Jinbi Zhang, Honglin Liu and Qifa Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:103

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  8. Identification of relevant in vivo biomarkers for fertility remains a challenge for the livestock industry. Concentrations of the small peptide hormone oxytocin (OXT), involved in male reproductive function and p...

    Authors: Lorena Padilla, Marina López-Arjona, Silvia Martinez-Subiela, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, Jordi Roca and Isabel Barranco

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:101

    Content type: Research

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  9. In the livestock industry, intramuscular fat content is a key factor affecting meat quality. Many studies have shown that dietary calcium supplementation is closely related to lipid metabolism. However, few st...

    Authors: Zhiwang Zhang, Tingli Pan, Yu Sun, Siqi Liu, Ziyi Song, Haojie Zhang, Yixing Li and Lei Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:94

    Content type: Research

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  10. The pork industry faces unprecedented challenges from disease, which increases cost of production and use of antibiotics, and reduces production efficiency, carcass quality, and animal wellbeing. One solution ...

    Authors: Jian Cheng, Austin M. Putz, John C. S. Harding, Michael K. Dyck, Frederic Fortin, Graham S. Plastow, Pig Gen Canada and Jack C. M. Dekkers

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:105

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  11. Skeletal muscle development, a long-term and complex process, is controlled by a set of the myogenic genes. Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a class of noncoding RNA, have been shown to regulate various biological pr...

    Authors: Wenxiu Ru, Ao Qi, Xuemei Shen, Binglin Yue, Xiaoyan Zhang, Jian Wang, Hui Cao and Hong Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:102

    Content type: Research

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  12. This study evaluated the effects of supplemental xylanase and xylooligosaccharides (XOS) in a corn-soybean meal (SBM)-based diet on growth performance and intestinal health of broilers. A total of 288 day-old ...

    Authors: Amit K. Singh, Birendra Mishra, Michael R. Bedford and Rajesh Jha

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:98

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  13. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in using high quantities of milk or milk replacer (MR) in heat-stressed calves to alleviate the negative effects of high environmental temperatures on the...

    Authors: R. Shiasi Sardoabi, M. Alikhani, F. Hashemzadeh, M. Khorvash, M. Mirzaei and J. K. Drackley

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:96

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  14. Fat deposition is an important economic consideration in pig production. The amount of fat deposition in pigs seriously affects production efficiency, quality, and reproductive performance, while also affectin...

    Authors: Kai Xing, Huatao Liu, Fengxia Zhang, Yibing Liu, Yong Shi, Xiangdong Ding and Chuduan Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:100

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  15. Phosphorus is essential for bone mineralization in broilers, however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We aimed to investigate whether bone phosphorus retention and bone development might be regulated...

    Authors: Sumei Cao, Tingting Li, Yuxin Shao, Liyang Zhang, Lin Lu, Rijun Zhang, Shuisheng Hou, Xugang Luo and Xiudong Liao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:88

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  16. Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) have been shown to modulate the intestinal microbiota of suckling piglets to exert beneficial effects on intestinal function. However, the modulation of intestinal microbiota and...

    Authors: Ren Gao, Shiyi Tian, Jing Wang and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:92

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  17. Oxidative stress in placenta is associated with the occurrence of adverse pregnancy outcomes in sow, but there are few satisfactory treatment strategies for these conditions. This study investigated the potent...

    Authors: Shuangbo Huang, Zifang Wu, Zihao Huang, Xiangyu Hao, Longmiao Zhang, Chengjun Hu, Jianfu Wei, Jinping Deng and Chengquan Tan

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:91

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  18. Salmonella pullorum is one of the most harmful pathogens to avian species. Magnolol and honokiol, natural compounds extracted from Magnolia officinalis, exerts anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and antibacterial ac...

    Authors: Fang Chen, Hao Zhang, Encun Du, Qiwen Fan, Na Zhao, Feng Jin, Wei Zhang, Wanzheng Guo, Shaowen Huang and Jintao Wei

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:87

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  19. A run of homozygosity (ROH) is a consecutive tract of homozygous genotypes in an individual that indicates it has inherited the same ancestral haplotype from both parents. Genomic inbreeding can be quantified ...

    Authors: Jiaxin Liu, Liangyu Shi, Yang Li, Liang Chen, Dorian Garrick, Lixian Wang and Fuping Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:95

    Content type: Research

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  20. Endolysins, the bacteriophage-originated peptidoglycan hydrolases, are a promising replacement for antibiotics due to immediate lytic activity and no antibiotic resistance. The objectives of this study were to...

    Authors: Hanbeen Kim, Tansol Park, Inhyuk Kwon and Jakyeom Seo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:93

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  21. Goat milk is very similar to human milk in terms of its abundant nutrients and ease of digestion. To derive greater economic benefit, farmers require more female offspring (does); however, the buck-to-doe offs...

    Authors: Fa Ren, Huaming Xi, Yijie Ren, Yu Li, Fei Wen, Ming Xian, Mengjie Zhao, Dawei Zhu, Liqiang Wang, Anmin Lei and Jianhong Hu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:89

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  22. Many researches about in ovo feeding (IOF) of vitamin C (VC) are gradually carried out to explore physiological development in chicken, but little studies focus on VC synthesis capacity of the embryo itself, the ...

    Authors: Yufei Zhu, Jianfei Zhao, Chenxu Wang, Fei Zhang, Xinhuo Huang, Zhouzheng Ren, Xin Yang, Yanli Liu and Xiaojun Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:86

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  23. The direct use of medical zinc oxide in feed will be abandoned after 2022 in Europe, leaving an urgent need for substitutes to prevent post-weaning disorders.

    Authors: Yan Hui, Paulina Tamez-Hidalgo, Tomasz Cieplak, Gizaw Dabessa Satessa, Witold Kot, Søren Kjærulff, Mette Olaf Nielsen, Dennis Sandris Nielsen and Lukasz Krych

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:85

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  24. The biosynthesis of milk fat affects both the technological properties and organoleptic quality of milk and dairy products. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small non-coding RNAs that inhibit the expression o...

    Authors: Yujuan Wang, Xiaoyu Wang, Meng Wang, Li Zhang, Linsen Zan and Wucai Yang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:83

    Content type: Research

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  25. This study investigated the effect of melatonin (MT) on cell cycle (G1/S/G2/M) of parthenogenetic zygotes developed from vitrified-warmed mouse metaphase II (MII) oocytes and elucidated the potential mechanism...

    Authors: Bo Pan, Izhar Hyder Qazi, Shichao Guo, Jingyu Yang, Jianpeng Qin, Tianyi Lv, Shengqin Zang, Yan Zhang, Changjun Zeng, Qingyong Meng, Hongbing Han and Guangbin Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:84

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  26. Ruminants rely upon a complex community of microbes in their rumen to convert host-indigestible feed into nutrients. However, little is known about the association between the rumen microbiota and feed efficie...

    Authors: Déborah Romaskevis Gomes Lopes, Márcio de Souza Duarte, Alex J. La Reau, Ibrahim Zuniga Chaves, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Edenio Detmann, Cláudia Braga Pereira Bento, Maria Eugênia Zerlotti Mercadante, Sarah Figueiredo Martins Bonilha, Garret Suen and Hilário Cuquetto Mantovani

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:79

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  27. Immunological stress decreases feed intake, suppresses growth and induces economic losses. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. Label-free liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (L...

    Authors: Aijuan Zheng, Anrong Zhang, Zhimin Chen, Shoaib Ahmed Pirzado, Wenhuan Chang, Huiyi Cai, Wayne L. Bryden and Guohua Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:90

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  28. Gut is a crucial organ for the host’s defense system due to its filtering action of the intestinal membrane from hazardous foreign substances. One strategy to strengthen the gut epithelial barrier function is ...

    Authors: Min-Jin Kwak, Min-Young Park, Yong-Soon Choi, Junghwan Cho, Duleepa Pathiraja, Jonggun Kim, Hanbae Lee, In-Geol Choi and Kwang-Youn Whang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:81

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  29. The current study was conducted to investigate the individual and combined occurrence of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN) in feeds from various Provinces of China during 2018 to 202...

    Authors: Ling Zhao, Lei Zhang, Zijian Xu, Xingda Liu, Liyuan Chen, Jiefan Dai, Niel Alexander Karrow and Lvhui Sun

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:74

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  30. Epigenetic regulation of the gene expression results from interaction between the external environment and transcription of the genetic information encoded in DNA. Methylated CpG regions within the gene promot...

    Authors: A. Dunislawska, A. Slawinska, M. Gryzinska and M. Siwek

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:73

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  31. Dietary essential oil (EO) supplementation can exert favorable effects on gut health in broilers. However, it is unknown whether EO could improve intestinal functions, consequently beneficial for egg performan...

    Authors: Jia Feng, Mingyuan Lu, Jing Wang, Haijun Zhang, Kai Qiu, Guanghai Qi and Shugeng Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:72

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  32. Oxidative stress is a main cause of piglet gut damage and diarrhea. Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), is a novel redox cofactor with antioxidant properties. However, the effect and mechanism that PQQ supplementa...

    Authors: Caiyun Huang, Zijuan Fan, Dandan Han, Lee J. Johnston, Xi Ma and Fenglai Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:77

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  33. Extensive research in recent years into the use of various fiber sources in poultry nutrition has led to the perception that dietary fiber is more than a simple diet diluent. Several studies showed that the fe...

    Authors: Ilen Röhe and Jürgen Zentek

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:82

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:99

  34. There is an immediate need to identify alternative sources of high-nutrient feedstocks for domestic livestock production and poultry, not only to support growing food demands but also to produce microalgae-sou...

    Authors: Imen Saadaoui, Rihab Rasheed, Ana Aguilar, Maroua Cherif, Hareb Al Jabri, Sami Sayadi and Schonna R. Manning

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:76

    Content type: Review

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  35. Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a widespread mycotoxin that induces intestinal inflammation and oxidative stress in humans and animals. Resveratrol (RES) effectively exerts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. H...

    Authors: Yueqin Qiu, Jun Yang, Li Wang, Xuefen Yang, Kaiguo Gao, Cui Zhu and Zongyong Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:71

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  36. Maternal nutrition during gestation affects fetal development, which has long-term programming effects on offspring postnatal growth performance. With a critical role in protein and lipid metabolism, essential...

    Authors: Taoqi Shao, Frank A. Ireland, Joshua C. McCann and Daniel W. Shike

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:67

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  37. Chronic heat stress (CHS) disrupts hepatic metabolic homeostasis and jeopardizes product quality of pigs. Selenium (Se) may regulate the metabolic state through affect selenoprotein. Thus, we investigate the p...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Jiayong Tang, Ying He, Gang Jia, Guangmang Liu, Gang Tian, Xiaoling Chen, Jingyi Cai, Bo Kang and Hua Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:68

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  38. Rotavirus (RV) is a major pathogen that causes severe gastroenteritis in infants and young animals. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and subsequent apoptosis play pivotal role in virus infection. However, the...

    Authors: Ye Zhao, Ningming Hu, Qin Jiang, Li Zhu, Ming Zhang, Jun Jiang, Manyi Xiong, Mingxian Yang, Jiandong Yang, Linyuan Shen, Shunhua Zhang, Lili Niu, Lei Chen and Daiwen Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:69

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  39. Intestinal disorder is an important factor contributing to growth lag and high rates of morbidity and mortality of piglets with intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). Resveratrol (RSV) and its derivative pter...

    Authors: Yanan Chen, Hao Zhang, Yueping Chen, Peilu Jia, Shuli Ji, Yuying Zhang and Tian Wang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:70

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  40. Gut microbiota plays a key role in health, immunity, digestion, and production in layers. Factors such as environment, diet, diseases, stress, and flock management significantly affect gut microbiota; however,...

    Authors: Nitish Narendra Joat, Samiullah Khan and Kapil Chousalkar

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:78

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  41. Risk factors for the etiology of post-weaning diarrhea, a major problem in swine industry associated with enormous economic losses, remain to be fully elucidated. In concordance with the ethical concerns raise...

    Authors: Raphaële Gresse, Frédérique Chaucheyras-Durand, Sylvain Denis, Martin Beaumont, Tom Van de Wiele, Evelyne Forano and Stéphanie Blanquet-Diot

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:75

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  42. The immune system is one aspect of health that is affected by dietary selenium (Se) levels and selenoprotein expression. Spleen is an important immune organ of the body, which is directly involved in cellular ...

    Authors: Shuang Li, Wenjuan Sun, Kai Zhang, Jiawei Zhu, Xueting Jia, Xiaoqing Guo, Qingyu Zhao, Chaohua Tang, Jingdong Yin and Junmin Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:65

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  43. Myogenic transdifferentiation can be accomplished through ectopic MYOD1 expression, which is facilitated by various signaling pathways associated with myogenesis. In this study, we attempted to transdifferentiate...

    Authors: Jinsol Jeong, Kwang-Hwan Choi, Seung-Hun Kim, Dong-Kyung Lee, Jong-Nam Oh, Mingyun Lee, Gyung Cheol Choe and Chang-Kyu Lee

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:64

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  44. Heat stress (HS) disrupts the gut barrier allowing the uptake of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and leads to an inflammatory response and changes in gut microbiota composition. Moringa oleifera leaf powder (MOLP) has b...

    Authors: Talat Bilal Yasoob, Defu Yu, Abdur Rauf Khalid, Zhen Zhang, Xiaofeng Zhu, Heba M. Saad and Suqin Hang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:66

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  45. Gram-negative bacterial infections have a major economic impact on both the livestock industry and public health. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) plays a crucial role in host defence against Gram-negative bacteria...

    Authors: Yao Li, Yue Zhao, Xueling Xu, Rui Zhang, Jinlong Zhang, Xiaosheng Zhang, Yan Li, Shoulong Deng and Zhengxing Lian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:63

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  46. Previous studies have shown that exogenous short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) introduction attenuated the body fat deposition in conventional mice and pigs. However, limited studies have evaluated the effects of ...

    Authors: Hua Zhou, Bing Yu, Jing Sun, Zuohua Liu, Hong Chen, Liangpeng Ge and Daiwen Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2021 12:61

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