Expression of bovine interferon-tau variants according to sex and age of conceptuses.

@article{Walker2009ExpressionOB,
  title={Expression of bovine interferon-tau variants according to sex and age of conceptuses.},
  author={Angela M. Walker and Koji Kimura and R Michael Roberts},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={44-53}
}
Interferon-tau (IFNT), which plays a major role in maternal recognition of pregnancy in cattle, is transcribed from multiple genes. Moreover, there are at least 12 cDNA variants, many presumably allelic. Although the IFNT locus is autosomal, Day 8 female blastocysts produced approximately twice as much antiviral activity as males. The questions addressed here are whether male and female blastocysts differed in the kind and number of IFNT they expressed, and whether this pattern changed over… CONTINUE READING