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Enterotoxigenic Eschoerchia coli (ETEC) F4 is a major cause of diarrhea in neonatal and young pigs. The locus encoding intestinal receptor for ETEC F4ab/ac has been mapped to pig chromosome (SSC) 13q41. We previously assigned mucin 20 (MUC20) to SSC13q41 and considered it a candidate for the ETEC F4ab/ac receptor. In this study, the full-length mRNA(More)
Maternal behavior around parturition is important to piglet survival. An extreme form of failure of maternal behavior, also called maternal infanticide, often occurs in some sows. This is defined as an active attack to piglets using the jaws, resulting in serious or fatal bite wounds within 24 h of birth. It leads to considerable economic losses to the pig(More)
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) F4ac is a major determinant of diarrhea and mortality in neonatal and young pigs. Susceptibility to ETEC F4ac is governed by the intestinal receptor specific for the bacterium and is inherited as a monogenic dominant trait. To identify the receptor gene (F4acR), we first mapped the locus to a 7.8-cM region on pig(More)
Baseline erythroid indices are increasingly involved as risk factors for common complex diseases in humans. However, little is known about the genetic architecture of baseline erythroid traits in pigs. In this study, hematocrit (Hct), hemoglobin (Hgb), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), mean corpuscular(More)
We examined the acute toxicity of uranium (99.3% 238U, 0.7% 235U) and the effects of Catechol-3,6-bis(methyleiminodiacetic acid) (CBMIDA) and Ethane-1-hydroxy-1,1-bisphosphonate (EHBP) on the removal of uranium after intramuscular injection as a simulated wound intake in rats. In this experiment, male Wistar rats, 8 wk old, were injected intramuscularly(More)
Serum glucose and lipid levels are associated with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study was to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) for serum glucose and lipids in a White Duroc × Erhualian resource population. Serum glucose, glycosylated serum proteins (GSP), and serum lipid levels were measured in a total of 760 F2(More)
Diarrhoea in newborn and weaned piglets is mainly caused by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) with fimbriae F4. To investigate the prevalence of resistance to three fimbrial strains, F4ab, F4ac and F4ad, among Chinese indigenous pigs and Western commercial pigs introduced into China, we determined the ETEC F4 adhesion phenotypes in 292 pure-bred(More)
We examined the effects of running exercise on preventing decreases in bone mineral and tissue volume after heavy ion particle irradiation in rats. Male Wistar rats experienced whole-body irradiation by heavy ion particle beam (C-290 MeV) at doses of 0.5, 1.0, and 5.0 Gy and were divided into voluntary running groups and control groups. Rats in the running(More)
The effects of pH on deleted uranium (DU) and DU removal by chelating agents, catechol-3,6-bis(methyleneiminodiacetic acid) (CBMIDA) and ethane-1-hydroxy-1,1-bisphoshonate (EHBP) in rats were examined. Ninety male Wistar rats, 8 wk old, were divided into six groups of 15 rats. Rats of five groups were each preinjected intraperitoneally with 8 mg kg(-1) DU(More)
The effects of bicarbonate and its combination with the chelating agents, deferiprone (L1), 4,6-dimethyl-1-hydroxypyrimidin-2(1H)-one (AK-4), catechol-3,6-bis(methyleneimino-diacetic-acid) (CBMIDA), and ethane-1-hydroxy-1,1-bisphoshonate (EHBP) in removing depleted uranium (DU) for radiation emergency medicine were examined. After the intramuscular(More)