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The gene encoding the oligopeptide transporter PepT1 (HGMW-approved gene symbol SLC15A1) from Tibetan porcine intestine was cloned. The open reading frame of this cDNA encodes 708 deduced amino acid residues that show high sequence similarity with its ovine and bovine counterparts. The putative protein has 12 putative transmembrane domains, including many(More)
The small intestine is the main absorption place of peptides and free amino acids in mammals. The amino acid transporter system b(0,+) mediates apical uptake of basic amino acids, especially lysine, arginine and cysteine. The aim of the current study was to clone Tibetan porcine amino acid transporter b(0,+)AT (SLC7A9) for comparing the sequences of Tibetan(More)
The objective of this study was to determine developmental changes in mRNA and protein levels for N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS; a key enzyme in synthesis of citrulline and arginine from glutamine/glutamate and proline) in the small intestine of suckling piglets. The porcine NAGS gene was cloned using the real-time polymerase-chain reaction (RT-PCR)(More)
Weanling mammals (including infants) often experience intestinal dysfunction when fed a high-protein diet. Recent work with the piglet (an animal model for studying human infant nutrition) shows that reducing protein intake can improve gut function during weaning but compromises the provision of essential amino acids (EAA) for muscle growth. The present(More)
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is a bi-segmented, double-stranded RNA virus which belongs to the genus Avibirnavirus of the family Birnavirideae. In this study, we determined the complete nucleotide sequences of a reassortment IBDV strain TL2004 with segments A and B derived from attenuated and very virulent strains of IBDV. This strain is(More)
Lactoferrin has antimicrobial activity associated with peptide fragments lactoferricin (LFC) and lactoferrampin (LFA) released on digestion. These two fragments have been expressed in Photorhabdus luminescens as a fusion peptide linked to protein cipB. The construct cipB-LFC-LFA was tested as an alternative to antimicrobial growth promoters in pig(More)
To identify muscle-related protein isoforms expressed in the white muscle of the mandarin fish Siniperca chuatsi, we analyzed 5,063 high-quality expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from white muscle cDNA library and predicted the integrity of the clusters annotated to these genes and the physiochemical properties of the putative polypeptides with full length. Up(More)
Intestinal amino acid (AA) transport is critical for the supply of AA to other tissues. Few studies regarding AA intestinal transport systems during the period from postnatal intense development of piglets until weaning are available. In the present study, we measured the intestinal expression of b(0,+)AT according to developmental stage using the suckling(More)
At present, transcription analysis of gene expression commonly uses housekeeping genes as control for normalization. In this study, the expression levels of three housekeeping genes including GAPDH, beta-actin, and 18S rRNA in six tissues and five developmental stages of the Mandarin fish Siniperca chuatsi were assayed with quantitative real-time PCR(More)
Vibrio alginolyticus is one of the Vibrio pathogens common to humans and marine animals. During infection and induction of the host immune response, outer membrane proteins of bacteria play an important role. In this study, an outer membrane protein gene (ompW) was cloned from V. alginolyticus and expressed in Escherichia coli. The 645 bp open reading frame(More)