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    The effects of starter microbiota and the early life feeding of medium chain triglycerides on the gastric transcriptome profile of 2- or 3-week-old cesarean delivered piglets

    The stomach is an underestimated key interface between the ingesta and the digestive system, affecting the digestion and playing an important role in several endocrine functions. The quality of starter microbi...

    Paolo Trevisi, Davide Priori, Vincenzo Motta, Diana Luise, Alfons J. M. Jansman, Sietse-Jan Koopmans and Paolo Bosi

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:82

    Published on: 2 November 2017

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    Mycotoxin binder improves growth rate in piglets associated with reduction of toll-like receptor-4 and increase of tight junction protein gene expression in gut mucosa

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species in the field, commonly found in cereal grains, which negatively affects performances and health of animals. Mycotoxin binders are supposed to reduc...

    Linghong Jin, Wei Wang, Jeroen Degroote, Noémie Van Noten, Honglin Yan, Maryam Majdeddin, Mario Van Poucke, Luc Peelman, Anne Goderis, Kurt Van De Mierop, Ronny Mombaerts, Stefaan De Smet and Joris Michiels

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:80

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    SIRT1-dependent modulation of methylation and acetylation of histone H3 on lysine 9 (H3K9) in the zygotic pronuclei improves porcine embryo development

    The histone code is an established epigenetic regulator of early embryonic development in mammals. The lysine residue K9 of histone H3 (H3K9) is a prime target of SIRT1, a member of NAD+-dependent histone deacety...

    Katerina Adamkova, Young-Joo Yi, Jaroslav Petr, Tereza Zalmanova, Kristyna Hoskova, Pavla Jelinkova, Jiri Moravec, Milena Kralickova, Miriam Sutovsky, Peter Sutovsky and Jan Nevoral

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:83

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    Impact of hormonal modulation at proestrus on ovarian responses and uterine gene expression of suckled anestrous beef cows

    This study evaluated the impact of hormonal modulation at the onset of proestrus on ovarian response and uterine gene expression of beef cows.

    Manoel Francisco de Sá Filho, Angela Maria Gonella-Diaza, Mariana Sponchiado, Marcio Ferreira Mendanha, Guilherme Pugliesi, Roney dos Santos Ramos, Sónia Cristina da Silva Andrade, Gustavo Gasparin, Luiz Lehmann Coutinho, Marcelo Demarchi Goissis, Fernando Silveira Mesquita, Pietro Sampaio Baruselli and Mario Binelli

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:79

    Published on: 1 November 2017

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    Effects of pituitary-specific overexpression of FSHα/β on reproductive traits in transgenic boars

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a gonadotropin synthesized and secreted by the pituitary gland. FSH stimulates follicle development and maturation in females. It also plays an important role in spermatog...

    Wenting Li, Yujun Quan, Mengmeng Zhang, Kejun Wang, Muzhen Zhu, Ye Chen, Qiuyan Li and Keliang Wu

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:84

    Published on: 25 October 2017

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    Energetic-protein supplementation in the last 60 days of gestation improves performance of beef cows grazing tropical pastures

    Nutrition is one of the most important factors that affect animal performance, and it therefore also impacts on financial results in beef systems. In this way, finding the best strategy for feeding supplements...

    Aline Gomes da Silva, Mário Fonseca Paulino, Edenio Detmann, Henrique Jorge Fernandes, Lincoln da Silva Amorim, Román Enrique Maza Ortega, Victor Valério de Carvalho, Josilaine Aparecida da Costa Lima, Felipe Henrique de Moura, Mariana Benevides Monteiro and Jéssika Almeida Bitencourt

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:78

    Published on: 1 October 2017

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    Negative effects of long-term feeding of high-grain diets to lactating goats on milk fat production and composition by regulating gene expression and DNA methylation in the mammary gland

    It is well known that feeding a high concentrate (HC) diet to lactating ruminants likely induces subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) and leads to a decrease in milk fat production. However, the effects of feeding...

    Ping Tian, Yanwen Luo, Xian Li, Jing Tian, Shiyu Tao, Canfeng Hua, Yali Geng, Yingdong Ni and Ruqian Zhao

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:74

    Published on: 1 October 2017

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    The regulation of IMF deposition in pectoralis major of fast- and slow- growing chickens at hatching

    The lipid from egg yolk is largely consumed in supplying the energy for embryonic growth until hatching. The remaining lipid in the yolk sac is transported into the hatchling’s tissues. The gene expression pro...

    Lu Liu, Huanxian Cui, Ruiqi Fu, Maiqing Zheng, Ranran Liu, Guiping Zhao and Jie Wen

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:77

    Published on: 1 October 2017

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    Plasma and cerebrospinal fluid interleukin-1β during lipopolysaccharide-induced systemic inflammation in ewes implanted or not with slow-release melatonin

    Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is important mediator of inflammatory-induced suppression of reproductive axis at the hypothalamic level. At the beginning of inflammation, the main source of cytokines in the cerebrospi...

    Janina Skipor, Marta Kowalewska, Aleksandra Szczepkowska, Anna Majewska, Tomasz Misztal, Marek Jalynski, Andrzej P. Herman and Katarzyna Zabek

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:76

    Published on: 1 October 2017

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    Genomic regions and pathways associated with gastrointestinal parasites resistance in Santa Inês breed adapted to tropical climate

    The aim of this study was to estimate variance components and to identify genomic regions and pathways associated with resistance to gastrointestinal parasites, particularly Haemonchus contortus, in a breed of sh...

    Mariana Piatto Berton, Rafael Medeiros de Oliveira Silva, Elisa Peripolli, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Jesús Fernández Martin, Maria Saura Álvarez, Beatriz Villanueva Gavinã, Miguel Angel Toro, Georgget Banchero, Priscila Silva Oliveira, Joanir Pereira Eler, Fernando Baldi and José Bento Sterman Ferraz

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:73

    Published on: 4 September 2017

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    Evaluation of fatty acid metabolism and innate immunity interactions between commercial broiler, F1 layer × broiler cross and commercial layer strains selected for different growth potentials

    The broiler industry has undergone intense genetic selection over the past 50 yr. resulting in improvements for growth and feed efficiency, however, significant variation remains for performance and growth tra...

    Nicky-Lee Willson, Rebecca E. A. Forder, Rick G. Tearle, Greg S. Nattrass, Robert J. Hughes and Philip I. Hynd

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:70

    Published on: 1 September 2017

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    Effect of recombinant and native buffalo OVGP1 on sperm functions and in vitro embryo development: a comparative study

    An oviduct- specific glycoprotein, OVGP1, is synthesized and secreted by non-ciliated epithelial cells of the mammalian oviduct which provides an essential milieu for reproductive functions. The present study ...

    Suman Choudhary, A. Kumaresan, Manish Kumar, Shivani Chhillar, Hrudananda Malik, Sudarshan Kumar, Jai K. Kaushik, Tirtha K. Datta and Ashok K. Mohanty

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:69

    Published on: 1 September 2017

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    Circulating leptin and its muscle gene expression in Nellore cattle with divergent feed efficiency

    Leptin has a strong relation to important traits in animal production, such as carcass composition, feed intake, and reproduction. It is mainly produced by adipose cells and acts predominantly in the hypothala...

    Lúcio Flávio Macedo Mota, Cristina Moreira Bonafé, Pâmela Almeida Alexandre, Miguel Henrique Santana, Francisco José Novais, Erika Toriyama, Aldrin Vieira Pires, Saulo da Luz Silva, Paulo Roberto Leme, José Bento Sterman Ferraz and Heidge Fukumasu

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:71

    Published on: 1 September 2017

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    Candidate genes for male and female reproductive traits in Canchim beef cattle

    Beef cattle breeding programs in Brazil have placed greater emphasis on the genomic study of reproductive traits of males and females due to their economic importance. In this study, genome-wide associations w...

    Marcos Eli Buzanskas, Daniela do Amaral Grossi, Ricardo Vieira Ventura, Flavio Schramm Schenkel, Tatiane Cristina Seleguim Chud, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Luciana Diniz Rola, Sarah Laguna Conceição Meirelles, Fabiana Barichello Mokry, Maurício de Alvarenga Mudadu, Roberto Hiroshi Higa, Marcos Vinícius Gualberto Barbosa da Silva, Maurício Mello de Alencar, Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano and Danísio Prado Munari

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:67

    Published on: 23 August 2017

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    Cinnamicaldehyde regulates the expression of tight junction proteins and amino acid transporters in intestinal porcine epithelial cells

    Cinnamicaldehyde (CA) is a key flavor compound in cinnamon essential oil possessing various bioactivities. Tight junction (TJ) proteins are vital for the maintenance of intestinal epithelial barrier function, ...

    Kaiji Sun, Yan Lei, Renjie Wang, Zhenlong Wu and Guoyao Wu

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:66

    Published on: 16 August 2017

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    Stress and immunological response of heifers divergently ranked for residual feed intake following an adrenocorticotropic hormone challenge

    When an animal is exposed to a stressor, metabolic rate, energy consumption and utilisation increase primarily through activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Changes to partitioning of en...

    A. K. Kelly, P. Lawrence, B. Earley, D. A. Kenny and M. McGee

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:65

    Published on: 8 August 2017

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    Long-term effects of early antibiotic intervention on blood parameters, apparent nutrient digestibility, and fecal microbial fermentation profile in pigs with different dietary protein levels

    This study aimed to determine the effects of early antibiotic intervention (EAI) on subsequent blood parameters, apparent nutrient digestibility, and fecal fermentation profile in pigs with different dietary c...

    Miao Yu, Chuanjian Zhang, Yuxiang Yang, Chunlong Mu, Yong Su, Kaifan Yu and Weiyun Zhu

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:60

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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    The relationship between dietary methionine and growth, digestion, absorption, and antioxidant status in intestinal and hepatopancreatic tissues of sub-adult grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)

    Methionine is an essential amino acid for fish. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary methionine on growth performance, digestive and absorptive ability, as well as antioxidant ...

    Pei Wu, Ling Tang, Weidan Jiang, Kai Hu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Shengyao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wuneng Tang, Yongan Zhang, Xiaoqiu Zhou and Lin Feng

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:63

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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    Level of dietary energy and 2,4-thiazolidinedione alter molecular and systemic biomarkers of inflammation and liver function in Holstein cows

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of overfeeding a moderate energy diet and a 2,4-thiazolidinedione (TZD) injection on blood and hepatic tissue biomarkers of lipid metabolism, oxidative str...

    Afshin Hosseini, Mustafa Salman, Zheng Zhou, James K. Drackley, Erminio Trevisi and Juan J. Loor

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:64

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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    The impact of synbiotic administration through in ovo technology on the microstructure of a broiler chicken small intestine tissue on the 1st and 42nd day of rearing

    Application the innovative method which is in ovo technology provides a means of modulating the immune system at early embryonic stages. The aim of study was to determine influence of the in ovo stimulation, o...

    A. Sobolewska, J. Bogucka, A. Dankowiakowska, G. Elminowska-Wenda, K. Stadnicka and M. Bednarczyk

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:61

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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    Enriched endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondria interactions result in mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis in oocytes from obese mice

    Maternal obesity alters oocytes and subsequent fetal metabolism. An increasing number of studies have shown that the endoplasmic reticulums (ER) or mitochondria have important effects on oocyte quality, but th...

    Lihong Zhao, Tengfei Lu, Lei Gao, Xiangwei Fu, Shien Zhu and Yunpeng Hou

    Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2017 8:62

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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