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Circulating nerve growth factor levels in relation to obesity and the metabolic syndrome in women.
OBJECTIVE Neurotrophins (NTs) could be involved in the development and progression of inflammatory and immune diseases. Because obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) are related to a low-gradeExpand
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First birth of an animal from an extinct subspecies (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) by cloning.
Two experiments have been performed to clone the bucardo, an extinct wild goat. The karyoplasts were thawed fibroblasts derived from skin biopsies, obtained and cryopreserved in 1999 from the lastExpand
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Effects of solid storage of sheep spermatozoa at 15 °C on their survival and penetrating capacity
Abstract This study was designed to evaluate the possible benefits of adding gelatin to a standard milk extender, for solid storage of sheep semen at 15°C. Solid storage was assessed in terms ofExpand
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Heterogeneity of Glutamine Synthetase Polypeptides in Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Glutamine synthetases from roots, nodules, and leaves of Phaseolus vulgaris L. have been purified to homogeneity and their polypeptide composition determined.The leaf enzyme is composed of sixExpand
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Effects of the FecXR allele of BMP15 gene on the birth weight, growth rate and carcass quality of Rasa Aragonesa light lambs
a b s t r a c t A new allele of the BMP15 gene (FecXR) that increases prolificacy has been recently described in the Rasa Aragonesa sheep breed. The present study was conducted to evaluate theExpand
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Reproductive performance of Rasa Aragonesa ewes mated on lucerne (Medicago sativa cv. aragon) pastures
Abstract Coumestrol and small amounts of isoflavones were present in lucerne (alfalfa) but only traces were found in ryegrass ( Lolium sp.) pastures. A mean of 27.1 mg coumestrol/d was consumed byExpand
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Influence of zinc intake on hepatic lipid peroxidation and metallothioneins in alcoholic rats: relationship to collagen synthesis.
Hepatic lipid peroxidation, metallothioneins, collagen and proline hydroxylase activity were investigated in 16 ethanol-fed rats and in 16 control animals. The rats were further divided into threeExpand
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Influence of the FecX(R) allele in heterozygous ewes on follicular population and outcomes of IVP and ET using LOPU-derived oocytes.
Ewes heterozygous for the FecX(R) allele (R+) in the bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) gene display increased ovulation rate and prolificacy. Besides this phenotypic advantage, the influence ofExpand
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Genome-wide association studies for reproductive seasonality traits in Rasa Aragonesa sheep breed.
Sheep breeds from Mediterranean area show reproductive seasonal patterns of oestrous behaviour and ovulatory activity, mainly regulated by variation in the photoperiod. Maximal reproductive activityExpand
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