Plasma hormone and metabolite concentrations involved in the somatotropic axis of Japanese Black heifers in association with growth hormone gene polymorphism.

@article{Ardiyanti2009PlasmaHA,
  title={Plasma hormone and metabolite concentrations involved in the somatotropic axis of Japanese Black heifers in association with growth hormone gene polymorphism.},
  author={Astrid Ardiyanti and Fumie Abe and H Kobashikawa and Takuji Hirayama and Toshihisa Sugino and Kunio Suzuki and Kazuo Katoh},
  journal={Domestic animal endocrinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={243-9}
}
Bovine growth hormone (bGH) gene polymorphism of leucine (Leu)-threonine (Thr) (allele A), valine (Val)-Thr (allele B), and Val-methionine (Met) (allele C) at codons 127 and 172 was shown to relate with carcass trait variations in Japanese Black cattle. In this study, 10-mo-old Japanese Black heifers with growth hormone (GH) genotypes AA, AB, BB, AC, BC… CONTINUE READING