Association of SNPs in dopamine and serotonin pathway genes and their interacting genes with temperament traits in Charolais cows

  title={Association of SNPs in dopamine and serotonin pathway genes and their interacting genes with temperament traits in Charolais cows},
  author={Estela Garza-Brenner and Ana Mar{\'i}a Sifuentes-Rinc{\'o}n and Ronald D. Randel and Francisco Alejandro Paredes-S{\'a}nchez and Gaspar Manuel Parra-Bracamonte and Williams Arellano Vera and Felipe Rodr{\'i}guez Almeida and Aldo Segura Cabrera},
  journal={Journal of Applied Genetics},
Cattle temperament is a complex trait, and molecular studies aimed at defining this trait are scarce. We used an interaction networks approach to identify new genes (interacting genes) and to estimate their effects and those of 19 dopamine- and serotonin-related genes on the temperament traits of Charolais cattle. The genes proopiomelanocortin (POMC), neuropeptide Y (NPY), solute carrier family 18, member 2 (SLC18A2) and FBJ murine osteosarcoma viral oncogene homologue (FOSFBJ) were identified… 

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