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bp0003rdr7 | Maternal-Embryo Interactions | REDR1994

The growth hormone/prolactin gene family in ruminant placentae

Anthony RV , Liang R , Kayl EP , Pratt SL

Ruminant placentae produce at least two distinct subclasses of the growth hormone/prolactin gene family, the placental lactogens and prolactin-related proteins. Placental lactogens have been purified from cattle, goat and sheep placentae, and the amino acid sequences of bovine and ovine placental lactogen are known. Bovine and ovine placental lactogens are structurally more similar to prolactin than they are to growth hormone. In addition, six unique mRNAs have been described ...

bp0017cpr22 | (1) | CPR2005

Factors influencing the commercialisation of cloning in the pork industry S.L.

Pratt S.L. , Sherrer E.S. , Reeves D.E. , Stice S.L.

Production of cloned pigs using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) is a repeatable and predictable procedure and multiple labs around the world have generated cloned pigs and genetically modified cloned pigs. Due to the integrated nature of the pork production industry, pork producers are the most likely to benefit and are in the best position to introduce cloning in to production systems. Cloning can be used to amplify superior genetics or be used in conjunction with ...