Volume 35 Supplement 1

Second International Symposium on Candidate Genes for Animal Health. 16-18 August 2002, Montpelier - France


Edited by Jean-Charles Maillard, Marie-Hélène Pinard van der Laan

  1. Research

    Application of disease-associated differentially expressed genes – Mining for functional candidate genes for mastitis resistance in cattle

    In this study the mRNA differential display method was applied to identify mastitis-associated expressed DNA sequences based on different expression patterns in mammary gland samples of non-infected and infect...

    Manfred Schwerin, Diana Czernek-Schäfer, Tom Goldammer, Srinivas R. Kata, James E. Womack, Ravi Pareek, Chandra Pareek, Krzysztof Walawski and Ronald M. Brunner

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S19

    Published on: 15 June 2003

  2. Research

    Serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) in bovine trypanotolerance: preliminary results

    In Africa, trypanosomosis is a tsetse-transmitted disease which represents the most important constraint to livestock production. Several indigenous West African taurine (Bos taurus) breeds, such as the Longhorn ...

    Berthier David, Ronan Quéré, Sophie Thevenon, Désiré Belemsaga, David Piquemal, Jacques Marti and Jean-Charles Maillard

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S35

    Published on: 15 June 2003

  3. Research

    Evaluation of immune responses of cattle as a means to identify high or low responders and use of a human microarray to differentiate gene expression

    An immune response (IR) index to identify cows with high (H) and low (L) antibody-mediated immune responses (AMIR) had been previously devised. High AMIR associated with decreased mastitis and improved respons...

    Armando Hernández, Niel Karrow and Bonnie A. Mallard

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S67

    Published on: 15 June 2003

  4. Research

    Association of the porcine C3 gene with haemolytic complement activity in the pig

    The complement component C3 plays an essential role in the activated complement system, which is involved in phagocytosis, inflammation and immunoregulation to destroy infectious microorganisms. The C3 molecule h...

    Supamit Mekchay, Siriluck Ponsuksili, Karl Schellander and Klaus Wimmers

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S83

    Published on: 15 June 2003

  5. Research

    Association studies using random and "candidate" microsatellite loci in two infectious goat diseases

    We established a set of 30 microsatellites of Bovidae origin for use in a biodiversity study in Swiss and Creole goats. Additional microsatellites located within or next to "candidate" genes of interest, such ...

    Gabriela Obexer-Ruff, Ursula Sattler, Dominique Martinez, Jean-Charles Maillard, Christophe Chartier, Nasikat Saitbekova, Marie-Louise Glowatzki and Claude Gaillard

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S113

    Published on: 15 June 2003

  6. Research

    X-linked anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (ED1) in men, mice, and cattle

    Ectodermal dysplasias are a large group of rare genetic disorders characterized by impaired development of hair, teeth, and eccrine glands in humans, mice, and cattle. Here, we review the cloning, mutation ana...

    Cord Drögemüller, Ottmar Distl and Tosso Leeb

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S137

    Published on: 15 June 2003

  7. Research

    The hairless (hr) gene is involved in the congenital hypotrichosis of Valle del Belice sheep

    Congenital hypotrichosis in mammalian species consists of partial or complete absence of hair at birth. The hairless gene is often responsible for this disorder in men, mice and rats. Recent experimental data on

    Raffaella Finocchiaro, Baldassare Portolano, Giuseppe Damiani, Anna Caroli, Elena Budelli, Patrizia Bolla and Giulio Pagnacco

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S147

    Published on: 15 June 2003

  8. Research

    Survival motor neuron (SMN) polymorphism in relation to congenital arthrogryposis in two Piedmont calves (piemontese)

    The term arthrogryposis refers to a symptom complex that is characterised by congenital limb contractures. Arthrogryposis has been reported in man, in farm animals and in pets. Several forms have been reported...

    Maria Longeri, Tania Perrone, Graziella Bongioni, Marco Bona, Marta Zanotti and Andrea Galli

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S167

    Published on: 15 June 2003

  9. Research

    Association between the MHC gene region and variation of serum IgE levels against specific mould allergens in the horse

    To investigate whether the equine major histocompatibility complex (MHC) gene region influences the production of mould-specific immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE), alleles of the equine leukocyte antigen (ELA-A) ...

    Ino Curik, Darrilyn Fraser, Claudia Eder, Roland Achmann, June Swinburne, Reto Crameri, Gottfried Brem, Johann Sölkner and Eliane Marti

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S177

    Published on: 15 June 2003

  10. Research

    Selection assisted by a BoLA-DR/DQ haplotype against susceptibility to bovine dermatophilosis

    Bovine dermatophilosis is a severe skin infection of tropical ruminants inducing a severe loss in productivity and a 15% mortality rate. This disease is caused by the actinomycete bacterium Dermatophilus congolen...

    Jean-Charles Maillard, David Berthier, Isabelle Chantal, Sophie Thevenon, Issa Sidibé, Frederic Stachurski, Désiré Belemsaga, Hanta Razafindraïbé and Jean-Michel Elsen

    Genetics Selection Evolution 2003 35(Suppl 1):S193

    Published on: 15 June 2003