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Control of Pig Reproduction IX

Control of Pig Reproduction IX

Gestation Elicited

bp0019cpr17 | Gestation Elicited | CPR2013

Application of RNA-seq transcriptomic analysis to reproductive physiology of the pig: Insights into differential trophoblast function within the late gestation porcine placenta

McNeel Anthony K. , Chen Celine , Schroeder Steven , Sonstegard Tad , Dawson Harry , Vallet Jeffrey L.

Next generation DNA sequencing is a high throughput method of sequencing DNA samples in parallel. During the last 10 years, this technology has expanded to include sequencing and quantification of an entire transcriptome. The advantage of this method of transcriptome analysis is that it allows the investigator to detect previously unknown genes and splice variants as well as detect potential DNA polymorphisms. Application of this technology, especially when used to perfo...

bp0019cpr18 | Gestation Elicited | CPR2013

Maternal and fetal amino acid metabolism in gestating sows

Guoyao Wu , Fuller W. Bazer , Gregory A. Johnson , Robert C. Burghardt , Xilong Li , Zhaolai Dai , Junjun Wang , Zhenlong Wu

Among livestock species, swine exhibit the most severe naturally-occurring intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR) primarily due to a reduction in net protein synthesis. Thus, new knowledge about fetal metabolism of amino acids (AA), which are building blocks for proteins and regulators of intracellular protein turnover, can provide a solution to this problem. Among all AA, requirements of glutamate and glutamine by fetal pigs are quantitatively the highest, but cannot b...