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Identification and characterization of single nucleotide polymorphisms in 12 chicken growth-correlated genes by denaturing high performance liquid chromatography
The genes that are part of the somatotropic axis play a crucial role in the regulation of growth and development of chickens. The identification of genetic polymorphisms in these genes will enableExpand
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Genomic organisation of the chicken ghrelin gene and its single nucleotide polymorphisms detected by denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography
1. Ghrelin is a novel endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHS-R) and is expressed primarily in the stomach and hypothalamus with the probable function of stimulating GHExpand
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Polymorphisms of vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor-1 gene and their genetic effects on broodiness in chickens.
Broodiness is a polygenic trait controlled by a small number of autosomal genes. Vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor-1 (VIPR-1) gene could be a candidate of chicken broodiness, and its genomicExpand
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The dopamine D2 receptor gene polymorphisms associated with chicken broodiness.
Chicken broodiness is a polygenic trait controlled by autosomal genes. Prolactin gene is a candidate of great interest in molecular studies of broodiness. However, another candidate dopamine D2Expand
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Genetic effects of polymorphisms in candidate genes and the QTL region on chicken age at first egg
BackgroundThe age at first egg (AFE), an important indicator for sexual maturation in female chickens, is controlled by polygenes. Based on our knowledge of reproductive physiology, 6 genes includingExpand
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Polymorphisms associated with egg number at 300 days of age in chickens.
  • H. Xu, H. Zeng, +5 authors X. Zhang
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Genetics and molecular research : GMR
  • 3 October 2011
We looked for variations that could be associated with chicken egg number at 300 days of age (EN300) in seven genes of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, including gonadotrophin-releasingExpand
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The genetic effects of the dopamine D1 receptor gene on chicken egg production and broodiness traits
BackgroundThe elevation of egg production and the inhibition of incubation behavior are the aims of modern poultry production. Prolactin (PRL) gene is confirmed to be critical for the onset andExpand
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Proadrenomedullin N-terminal peptide and cortistatin activation of MrgX2 receptor is based on a common structural motif.
The G protein-coupled receptor MrgX2 belongs to the large family of the Mas-related genes or sensory neuron-specific G protein-coupled receptors. The MrgX2 receptor has been shown to be activated byExpand
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The nitric oxide-donating pravastatin, NCX 6550, inhibits cytokine release and NF-κB activation while enhancing PPARγ expression in human monocyte/macrophages.
Previous studies have shown that NCX 6550 (NCX), a nitric oxide (NO)-donating pravastatin, induces anti-inflammatory effects in murine macrophage cell lines. Here, we have studied its activity inExpand
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Exposure to Odors of Rivals Enhances Sexual Motivation in Male Giant Pandas
Males will alter their mating behavior to cope with the presence of their competitors. Even exposure to odors from potential competitors can greatly increase male ejaculate expenditure in a varietyExpand
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