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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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