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Trop Anim Health Prod DOI 10.1007/s11250-014-0620-7

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Expression of skin color genes in lymphocytes of Karan Fries cattle and seasonal relationship with tyrosinase and cortisol Uttarani Maibam & Sohan Vir Singh & Anil Kumar Singh & Suresh Kumar & Ramesh Chandra Upadhyay

Accepted: 20 May 2014 # Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Abstract To evaluate difference in the expression of skin color genes (melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) and premelanosome (PMEL)) in lymphocytes during winter and summer season and their correlation with tyrosinase enzyme and cortisol, ten Karan-Fries heifers were selected from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) cattle farm. Blood samples were collected from the animals during winter (THI=60) and summer (THI=83) season at weekly intervals. Relative MC1R and PMEL messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of Karan Fries cattle was found to be significantly (P

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