Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Animal and Nutritional Sciences
Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART), discovered initially by via differential display RT-PCR analysis of brains of rats administered cocaine, is expressed mainly in central nervous system or neuronal origin cells, and is involved in a wide range of behaviors, such as regulation of food intake, energy homeostasis, and reproduction. The hens egg-laying rate mainly depends on the developmental status of follicles, expression of CART have not been identified from hen follicles, the regulatory mechanisms of CART biological activities are still unknown. The objective of this study was to characterize the mRNA expression of CART in hen follicular granulosa cells and determine CART peptide localization and regulatory role during follicular development.
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Li, Pengfei; Xie, Jianshan; Yao, Xiaolei; Liu, Wenzhong; Yao, Jianbo; Zhu, Zhiwei; and Lyu, Lihua, "Expression of cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) in hen ovary" (2017). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 1573.
Li, P., Yu, X., Xie, J. et al. Expression of cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) in hen ovary. Biol Res 50, 18 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40659-017-0123-x