Sheep and goat saliva proteome analysis: a useful tool for ingestive behavior research?

@article{Lamy2009SheepAG,
  title={Sheep and goat saliva proteome analysis: a useful tool for ingestive behavior research?},
  author={Elsa Lamy and Gonçalo da Costa and Romana Santos and Fernando Capela e Silva and Jos{\'e} Alberto Caeiro Potes and Anabela Pereira and Ana V Coelho and E Sales Baptista},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={393-401}
}
Sheep and goats differ in diet selection, which may reflect different abilities to deal with the ingestion of plant secondary metabolites. Although saliva provides a basis for immediate oral information via sensory cues and also a mechanism for detoxification, our understanding of the role of saliva in the pre-gastric control of the intake of herbivores is rudimentary. Salivary proteins have important biological functions, but despite their significance, their expression patterns in sheep and… CONTINUE READING
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