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Transcriptome profile analysis of mammary gland tissue from two breeds of lactating sheep
The mammary gland is a crucial tissue for milk synthesis and plays a critical role in the feeding and growth of mammalian offspring. The aim of this study was to use RNA-sequencing (RNA-Seq) technology to provide a ...
Characterisation of an ovine keratin associated protein (KAP) gene, which would produce a protein rich in glycine and tyrosine, but lacking in cysteine
The keratin-associated proteins (KAPs) are structural components of hair/wool fibres. All of the KAPs identified to date contain cysteine, which is thought to form disulphide bonds cross-linking the keratin intermediate ...