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  1. Content type: Research

    This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary ratios of n-6:n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on the performance of lactating sows and their piglets. Thirty pregnant Landrace sows we...

    Authors: Wei Yao, Jie Li, Jun jun Wang, Weiliang Zhou, Qingbo Wang, Rongchang Zhu, Fenglai Wang and Phil Thacker

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:43

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    Intake of colostrum after birth is essential to stimulate intestinal growth and function, and to provide systemic immunological protection via absorption of Immunoglobulin G (IgG). The birth order and weight o...

    Authors: Rafael A Cabrera, Xi Lin, Joy M Campbell, Adam J Moeser and Jack Odle

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:42

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    Ascites syndrome is still a problem for chicken industry in various parts of the world. Despite the intensive investigations of this syndrome for many years, its pathogenesis remains unclear. The objective of ...

    Authors: Yongwei Wang, Yuming Guo, Dong Ning, Yunzhi Peng, Hong Cai, Jianzhuang Tan, Ying Yang and Dan Liu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:41

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    Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) inhibits growth-plate chondrocyte proliferation and limits bone elongation. Gain-of-function FGFR3 mutations cause dwarfism, reduced telomerase activity and shorter ...

    Authors: Logan B Smith, Janelle M Belanger and Anita M Oberbauer

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:39

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    Sheep is important in the socio-economic lives of people around the world. It is estimated that more than half of our once common livestock breeds are now endangered. Since genetic characterization of Nigerian...

    Authors: Brilliant O Agaviezor, Sunday O Peters, Mufliat A Adefenwa, Abdulmojeed Yakubu, Olufunmilayo A Adebambo, Michael O Ozoje, Christian ON Ikeobi, Matthew Wheto, Oyeyemi O Ajayi, Samuel A Amusan, Oludotun J Ekundayo, Timothy M Sanni, Moses Okpeku, Gbolabo O Onasanya, Marcos De Donato, Babatunde M Ilori…

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:38

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  6. Content type: Research

    The synchronization and ovulatory responses of Sangsari cross bred ewes and metabolism of energy substrates in 8-cell stage embryos to hatched blastocysts stage produced in vitro or in vivo were investigated. Ewe...

    Authors: Ahmad Azizi-Moghadam

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:37

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  7. Content type: Research

    Expression levels for genes of interest must be normalized with an appropriate reference, or housekeeping gene, to make accurate comparisons of quantitative real-time PCR results. The purpose of this study was...

    Authors: Ryan S McCulloch, Melissa S Ashwell, Audrey T O’Nan and Peter L Mente

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:36

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  8. Content type: Research

    Upon binding luteinizing hormone in the ovary, the luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR) is necessary for follicular maturation and ovulation, as well as luteal function. We detected mutation...

    Authors: Yong Yu, Yunwei Pang, Haichao Zhao, Xiaoling Xu, Zhonghong Wu, Lei An and Jianhui Tian

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:35

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  9. Content type: Review

    Over the past years, infectious disease has caused enormous economic loss in pig industry. Among the pathogens, gram negative bacteria not only cause inflammation, but also cause different diseases and make th...

    Authors: Shuhong Zhao, Mengjin Zhu and Hongbo Chen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:34

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  10. Content type: Research

    Muscle growth depends on the fusion of proliferate satellite cells to existing myofibers. We reported previously that 0–14 day intermittent feeding led to persistent retardation in myofiber hypertrophy. Howeve...

    Authors: Yue Li, Xiaojing Yang, Yingdong Ni, Eddy Decuypere, Johan Buyse, Nadia Everaert, Roland Grossmann and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:33

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  11. Content type: Research

    α-galactosidase has been widely used in animal husbandry to reduce anti-nutritional factors (such as α-galactoside) in feed. Intestine-specific and substrate inducible expression of α-galactosidase would be hi...

    Authors: Yafeng Zhai, Gang Shu, Xiaotong Zhu, Zhiqi Zhang, Xiajing Lin, Songbo Wang, Lina Wang, Yongliang Zhang and Qingyan Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:32

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  12. Content type: Research

    Soybean isoflavones are structurally similar to mammalian estrogens and therefore may act as estrogen agonists or antagonists. However, it has not been determined if they have any negative effects on reproduct...

    Authors: Xiao-xue Yuan, Bin Zhang, Li-li Li, Chao-wu Xiao, Jue-xin Fan, Mei-mei Geng and Yu-long Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:31

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  13. Content type: Research

    In the present study, the effect of 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleoside (AICAR) on long-chain fatty acid oxidation by hepatocytes isolated from suckled neonatal pig liver (a low ketogenic and lipogen...

    Authors: Lin Xi, Gary Matsey and Jack Odle

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:30

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  14. Content type: Research

    Diphtheria toxin A (DTA), a segment of the diphtheria toxin (tox), inhibits protein synthesis in cells. When released from a cell, DTA is nontoxic and cannot enter other cells independently without the help of...

    Authors: Jingfeng Zhang, Hengxi Wei, Xinzheng Guo, Minghua Hu, Fenglei Gao, Li Li and Shouquan Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:29

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  15. Content type: Research

    The number and diversity of uncultured ruminal bacterial and archaeal species revealed by 16S rRNA gene (rrs) sequences greatly exceeds that of cultured bacteria and archaea. However, the significance of uncultur...

    Authors: Minseok Kim and Zhongtang Yu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:28

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  16. Content type: Research

    Feed intake control is vital to ensuring optimal nutrition and achieving full potential for growth and development in poultry. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of L-leucine, L-glutam...

    Authors: Songbo Wang, Paul Khondowe, Shengfeng Chen, Jianjian Yu, Gang Shu, Xiaotong Zhu, Lina Wang, Ping Gao, Qianyun Xi, Yongliang Zhang and Qingyan Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:27

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  17. Content type: Review

    Domestic animals are invaluable resources for study of the molecular architecture of complex traits. Although the mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL) responsible for economically important traits in domes...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Zhipeng Wang, Shouzhi Wang and Hui Li

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:26

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2013 4:3

  18. Content type: Research

    In December of 3 years, 87 beef cows with nursing calves (594 ± 9.8 kg; calving season, September to November) at side were stratified by body condition score, body weight, cow age, and calf gender and divided...

    Authors: Stacey A Gunter, Whitney A Whitworth, T Gregory Montgomery and Paul A Beck

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:25

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  19. Content type: Study Protocol

    Complex vertebral malformation (CVM) and bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency (BLAD) are two autosomal recessive lethal genetic defects frequently occurring in Holstein cattle, identifiable by single nucleotid...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Xuehua Fan, Dongxiao Sun, Yachun Wang, Ying Yu, Yan Xie, Shengli Zhang and Yuan Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:24

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  20. Content type: Review

    There is a dialogue between the developing conceptus (embryo-fetus and associated placental membranes) and maternal uterus which must be established during the peri-implantation period for pregnancy recognitio...

    Authors: Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song, Jinyoung Kim, Kathrin A Dunlap, Michael Carey Satterfield, Gregory A Johnson, Robert C Burghardt and Guoyao Wu

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:23

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  21. Content type: Review

    Barley grain (Hordeum vulgare L.) is characterized by a thick fibrous coat, a high level of ß-glucans and simply-arranged starch granules. World production of barley is about 30 % of that of corn. In comparison w...

    Authors: Akbar Nikkhah

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:22

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  22. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to compare the quality characteristics and mineral content of the fiber from male and female cashmere goats raised under different management systems. Male and female Raeini cashmere ...

    Authors: Mehrdad Shamsaddini-Bafti, Mahnaz Salehi, Ali Maghsoudi, Ali Mostafa Tehrani, Farhad Mirzaei and Syed Mojtaba Syed Momen

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:20

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  23. Content type: Research

    One experiment was conducted to determine the nutritive value of cholesterol for post-larval shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Four isoenergetic and isonitrogenous diets supplemented with four levels of cholesterol (...

    Authors: Jin Niu, Peng-Fei Chen, Li-Xia Tian, Yong-Jian Liu, Hei-Zhao Lin, Hui-Jun Yang and Gui-Ying Liang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:19

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  24. Content type: Review

    This review focuses on the diversity of immunoglobulin (Ig) genes and Ig isotypes that are expressed in domestic animals. Four livestock species—cattle, sheep, pigs, and horses—express a full range of Ig heavy...

    Authors: Yi Sun, Zhancai Liu, Liming Ren, Zhiguo Wei, Ping Wang, Ning Li and Yaofeng Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:18

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  25. Content type: Research

    A leptin-like immunoreactive substance has been found in chicken eggs and has been implicated in serving as a maternal signal to program offspring growth and metabolism. In the present study, we investigated t...

    Authors: Yan Hu, Rui Zhang, Yanhong Zhang, Jing Li, Roland Grossmann and Ruqian Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:16

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  26. Content type: Research

    miRNAs are a class of small, single-stranded, non-coding RNAs that perform post-transcriptional repression of target genes by binding to 3’ untranslated regions. Research has found that miRNAs involved in the ...

    Authors: Chunping Zhao, Fei Tian, Ying Yu, George Liu, Linsen Zan, M Scott Updike and Jiuzhou Song

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:12

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  27. Content type: Research

    A study was undertaken to examine the effects of poultry fat (PF) compared with those of soybean oil (SBO) on intestinal development, fatty acid transporter protein (FATP) mRNA expression, and fatty acid compo...

    Authors: Jianmin Yuan, Bingkun Zhang and Yuming Guo

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:17

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  28. Content type: Research

    Cathelicidins are a major family of antimicrobial peptides present in vertebrate animals with potent microbicidal and immunomodulatory activities. Four cathelicidins, namely fowlicidins 1 to 3 and cathelicidin...

    Authors: Mallika Achanta, Lakshmi T Sunkara, Gan Dai, Yugendar R Bommineni, Weiyu Jiang and Guolong Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:15

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  29. Content type: Research

    This study was conducted to investigate the effect of different dietary ratios of 13 C to 12 C or 15 N to 14 N on their relative incorporation into tissues. Eighty male rats were used in two 21-day feeding trials...

    Authors: Wentao Lv, Tingting Ju, Bing Dong, Boyang Yu and Jingdong Yin

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:14

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  30. Content type: Research

    A total of 335 lactating sows (Landrace × Large White) were used in two experiments to determine the optimum ratio of standardized ileal digestible lysine (SID-Lys) to metabolizable energy (ME) for mixed parit...

    Authors: Lingfeng Xue, Xiangshu Piao, Defa Li, Pengfei Li, Rongfei Zhang, Sung Woo Kim and Bing Dong

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:11

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  31. Content type: Research

    Little information is available about the nutritive value of expanded soybean meal, which is produced by expansion of soybeans prior to solvent extraction of the oil. During processing, expanded soybean meal i...

    Authors: Eman A Elwakeel, Evan C Titgemeyer, Zongjia J Cheng, Abdelaziz M Nour and Mohamed EA Nasser

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:10

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  32. Content type: Research

    A total of 2,121 growing-finishing pigs (Duroc × Landrace × Large White) were utilized in six experiments conducted to determine the effects of different ratios of standardized ileal digestible lysine (SID-Lys...

    Authors: Pengfei Li, Zhikai Zeng, Ding Wang, Lingfeng Xue, Rongfei Zhang and Xiangshu Piao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:9

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  33. Content type: Research

    Mastitis or other infectious diseases have been related to reduced fertility in cattle. Inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) are released in response to infection and may have negative...

    Authors: Lauren R Jackson, Char E Farin and Scott Whisnant

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:7

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  34. Content type: Research

    Missing genotypes are a common feature of high density SNP datasets obtained using SNP chip technology and this is likely to decrease the accuracy of genomic selection. This problem can be circumvented by impu...

    Authors: Ziqing Weng, Zhe Zhang, Xiangdong Ding, Weixuan Fu, Peipei Ma, Chonglong Wang and Qin Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:6

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  35. Content type: Review

    Recent studies have demonstrated that differentiated somatic cells from various mammalian species can be reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells by the ectopic expression of four transcription f...

    Authors: Lan Kang and Shaorong Gao

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:5

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  36. Content type: Review

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs (18-25 nucleotides) that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of miRNAs in the blood circulation...

    Authors: Kang Kang, Xiao Peng, Jun Luo and Deming Gou

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:4

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  37. Content type: Research

    Neonatal growth is characterized by a high protein synthesis rate that is largely due to an enhanced sensitivity to the postprandial rise in insulin and amino acids, especially leucine. The mechanism of leucin...

    Authors: Agus Suryawan, Hanh V Nguyen, Rosemarie D Almonaci and Teresa A Davis

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:3

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  38. Content type: Research

    Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in milk, and lactation is associated with increased glutamine utilization both for milk synthesis and as a fuel for the enlarged small intestine. A number of recent st...

    Authors: Helena Emilia CCC Manso, Helio C Manso Filho, Luiz E de Carvalho, Marianne Kutschenko, Eduardo T Nogueira and Malcolm Watford

    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2012 3:2

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