Cashmere goats

Expression of the RORα gene in Inner Mongolian cashmere goat hair follicles

Y. H. Zhao, Liu, Z. H., Wang, L., Xiao, H. M., Du, C. G., Zhang, Y. J., Su, R., and Li, J. Q., Expression of the RORα gene in Inner Mongolian cashmere goat hair follicles, vol. 14, pp. 380-388, 2015.

The expression of retinoid-acid-related orphan receptor α (RORα) was evaluated at the mRNA level using real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and its expression localization was determined by in situ hybridization of adult Inner Mongolian cashmere goats at different times of the year. In situ hybridization demonstrated that RORαwas expressed in secondary hair follicles of the hair shaft, inner root sheath, outer root sheath, medulla, and other parts that are target organs of the RORαreceptor gene.

A novel single-nucleotide polymorphism in the 5' upstream region of the prolactin receptor gene is associated with fiber traits in Liaoning cashmere goats

J. P. Zhou, Zhu, X. P., Zhang, W., Qin, F., Zhang, S. W., and Jia, Z. H., A novel single-nucleotide polymorphism in the 5' upstream region of the prolactin receptor gene is associated with fiber traits in Liaoning cashmere goats, vol. 10. pp. 2511-2516, 2011.

The most important traits of Chinese Liaoning cashmere goat fiber are fiber diameter, weight, and length. We looked for polymorphisms and their possible association with cashmere fiber traits in the 5' upstream region (5' UTR) of the prolactin receptor gene (PRLR), which encodes an anterior pituitary peptide hormone involved in different physiological activities; it is the principal endocrine regulator in pelage replacement in mammals. A novel single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was found in the 5' UTR of PRLR by PCR-RFLP in an analysis of 590 goats.

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