Chinese native cattle

Association of novel single nucleotide polymorphisms of the CXCR1 gene with the milk performance traits of Chinese native cattle

L. Zhou, Wang, H. M., Ju, Z. H., Zhang, Y., Huang, J. M., Qi, C., Hou, M. H., An, L. G., Zhong, J. F., and Wang, C. F., Association of novel single nucleotide polymorphisms of the CXCR1 gene with the milk performance traits of Chinese native cattle, vol. 12, pp. 2725-2739, 2013.

Mastitis is an economically devastating disease affecting the dairy industry. Dairy cows with mastitis give reduced milk yield and produce milk that is unfit for consumption. The chemokine receptor CXCR1 is an excellent prospective genetic marker for mastitis resistance in cattle because it regulates neutrophil migration, killing, and survival during infection. We detected 4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the CXCR1 gene in Chinese native cattle and analyzed their associations with milk traits.

Three novel SNPs of the bovine Tf gene in Chinese native cattle and their associations with milk production traits

Z. H. Ju, Li, Q. L., Huang, J. M., Hou, M. H., Li, R. L., Li, J. B., Zhong, J. F., and Wang, C. F., Three novel SNPs of the bovine Tf gene in Chinese native cattle and their associations with milk production traits, vol. 10, pp. 340-352, 2011.

Transferrin (Tf) is a β-globulin protein that transports iron ions in mammalian cells. It contributes to innate immunity to microbial pathogens, primarily by limiting microbial access to iron. Thus, polymorphisms present in bovine Tf could potentially underlie inherited differences in mastitis resistance and milk production traits.

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