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Polymorphism of the prolactin gene and its association with egg production traits in native Chinese ducks
As a candidate gene related to egg production, prolactin plays a crucial role in the reproduction of birds. In this study, polymorphism of the prolactin gene was screened in six Chinese native duck
Polydatin ameliorates Staphylococcus aureus-induced mastitis in mice via inhibiting TLR2-mediated activation of the p38 MAPK/NF-κB pathway
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PD does not exhibit antibacterial activity against S aureus, its therapeutic effects in mouse S a Aureus-induced mastitis depend on its ability to down-regulate pro-inflammatory cytokine levels via inhibiting TLR2-mediated activation of the p38 MAPK/NF-κB signaling pathway.
Endothelin Receptor B2 (EDNRB2) Gene Is Associated with Spot Plumage Pattern in Domestic Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos)
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A phylogenetic tree based on amino acid sequences showed that duck EDNRB2 was evolutionary conserved in avian clade and melanocytes are absent in non-pigmented skin tissues of spot ducks.
Non-synonymous SNPs in MC1R gene are associated with the extended black variant in domestic ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).
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A sequence characterization of the duck melanocortin 1 receptor (alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone receptor) gene is performed to analyze the relationship between MC1R polymorphism and the extended black variant in domestic ducks based on the extendedBlack (E) and non-extended black (e(+) ) allele hypothesis of the ducks.
Polydatin reduces Staphylococcus aureus lipoteichoic acid‐induced injury by attenuating reactive oxygen species generation and TLR2‐NFκB signalling
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Results have shown that PD could reduce the NF‐κB p65, and IκBα phosphorylation levels increased by LTA, resulting in a decrease in the transcription of pro‐inflammatory factors, such as TNF‐α, IL‐1β and IL‐6, and that PD suppressed LTA‐induced injury by attenuating ROS generation and TLR2‐NFκB signalling.
Mechanism of ESAT-6 membrane interaction and its roles in pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
IFN-τ Plays an Anti-Inflammatory Role in Staphylococcus aureus-Induced Endometritis in Mice Through the Suppression of NF-κB Pathway and MMP9 Expression.
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Findings suggested that IFN-τ plays an anti-inflammatory role in S. aureus-induced endometritis by suppressing NF-κB pathway and MMP9 expression.
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