G. De Matteis

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The pattern of DNA methylation established during embryonic development is necessary for the control of gene expression and is preserved during the replicative process. DNA regions of about 1-2 kb in size, termed CpG islands and located mostly in the promoter regions of housekeeping genes, are protected from methylation, despite being about 6-10 times(More)
Leptin has a pleiotropic effect on regulating appetite, energy metabolism, growth, reproduction, body composition and immunity. This property supports leptin and its receptor as candidate genes for evaluating genetic polymorphisms to associate with growth, milk yield and other economic traits. The aim of this study is to characterize the leptin receptor(More)
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