C.C. Li

Huazhong Agricultural University, Wu-han-shih, Hubei, China

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Publications (5)5.16 Total impact

  • Q.Y. Zhou · C.C. Li · J.H. Huo · S.H. Zhao
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    ABSTRACT: Imprinted genes play vital roles in the placental development and fetal growth in eutherian mammals. DCN (decorin), PON2 (paraoxonase 2) and PEG3 (paternally expressed 3) genes have been identified as imprinted genes in the mouse. Here, we detected the imprinting status of three genes in the porcine placenta on DG90 (day 90 of gestation) and the expression differences in Yorkshire and Meishan placenta on DG26, DG55 and DG90. The results indicated that the DCN and PON2 genes were not imprinted genes, while the PEG3 gene showed paternal monoallelic expression in porcine placenta. The expression of the DCN gene increased from DG26 to DG90 in both Yorkshire and Meishan pig placenta. However, this gene expression was greater in Yorkshire than Meishan pig on DG55. The expression of the PON2 gene was greater in Meishan pig than that in Yorkshire on DG26 and DG90. The PEG3 gene expression was not affected by day of pregnancy or breed. Data from the present study contribute to function genomic of porcine placental development.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2011 · Animal reproduction science
  • M.J. Zhu · J.T. Ding · B. Liu · M. Yu · B. Fan · C.C. Li · S.H. Zhao
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    ABSTRACT: The reproduction component traits are important components of sow efficiency. The objective of this study was to evaluate the phenotypic and genetic parameters of four reproduction component traits (age at puberty (AP), preweaning number dead (PND), weaning to service interval (WSI), and intra-individual SD in litter size (IISDLS)) of sows in two Chinese indigenous pig breeds. Available reproductive records including 22,591 piglets born from 2,054 litters by 574 Jiangquhai sows and 464 Meishan sows were used in this investigation. A set of mixed models and restricted maximum likelihood methodology were used for the multiple trait analyses of these traits. The results showed that the estimates of heritabilities (??standard error) for AP, PND, WSI and IISDLS were 0.40??.05, 0.06??.03, 0.20??.02 and 0.09??.03 in Jiangquhai sows, and 0.35??.06, 0.05??.03, 0.18??.03 and 0.10??.04 in Meishan sows, respectively. There was moderate genetic correlation between AP and WSI, while there were low genetic correlations between the other pairwise traits. The genetic correlations were positive for most of the pairwise traits, except for the one between AP and IISDLS. The results indicated that all traits except for AP were difficult to make genetic improvement by traditional selection methods due to low heritabilities and the favorable improvement of AP might result in unfavorable changes of IISDLS due to the trend of genetic antagonism.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2008 · Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
  • X P He · X W Xu · S H Zhao · B Fan · M Yu · M J Zhu · C C Li · Z Z Peng · B Liu
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    ABSTRACT: Lpin1 deficiency prevents normal adipose tissue development and remarkably reduces adipose tissue mass, while overexpression of the Lpin1 gene in either skeletal muscle or adipose tissue promotes adiposity in mice. However, little is known about the porcine Lpin1 gene. In the present study, a 5,559-bp cDNA sequence of the porcine Lpin1 gene was obtained by RT-PCR and 3'RACE. The sequence consisted of a 111-bp 5'UTR, a 2,685-bp open reading frame encoding a protein of 894 amino acids and a 2,763-bp 3'UTR. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR analysis revealed that Lpin1 had a high level of expression in the liver, spleen, skeletal muscle and fat, a low level of expression in the heart, lung and kidney. The porcine Lpin1 gene was assigned to 3q21-27 by using the somatic cell hybrid panel (SCHP) and the radiation hybrid (IMpRH) panel. One C93T single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was identified and genotyped using the TaqI PCR-RFLP method. Association analysis between the genotypes and fat deposition traits suggested that different genotypes of the Lpin1 gene were associated with percentage of leaf fat and intramuscular fat.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2008 · Molecular Biology Reports
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    ABSTRACT: A 2,656 bp fragment of chicken ghrelin gene was cloned and SNPs were detected by PCR-RFLP and Allele Specific PCR (ASP) in 12 Chinese indigenous chicken breeds and a commercial chicken population. The results showed that there were 23 base variations and an amino acid change (Gln→Arg) in cloned chicken ghrelin gene. Three SNPs were confirmed in 13 populations and associations between this gene and growth traits of Tibetan chicken (TC) and Recessive White chicken (RW) were investigated. The results of haplotype analysis revealed that 26 haplotype genotypes were composed of eight haplotypes. The results of x2 tests indicated that there were significant differences between genotypes or haplotype genotype frequencies in some of the breeds or sexes at 0.05 or 0.01 levels. The results of ANOVA revealed that there were significant differences between genotypes or haplotype genotypes on some growth traits of TC and RW chicken breeds at 0.05 or 0.01 levels. Multiple comparisons showed that there were significant associations between genotype CT at site 71 and some growth traits of two chicken breeds and between genotype AG at site 1,215 and body weight at 16 wk of two chicken breeds, and there was a significant association between haplotype genotype CAA/CAG and body weight and shank girth at 16 wk of two chicken breeds.
    Full-text · Article · Feb 2006 · Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
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    R.F. Xu · K. Li · G.H. Chen · B.Y.Z. Qiang · D.L. Mo · B. Fan · C.C. Li · M. Yu · M.J. Zhu · TA Xiong · B. Liu
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    ABSTRACT: New polymorphism of major histocompatibility complex B-G genes was investigated by amplification and digestion of a 401bp fragment including intron 1 and exon 2 using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) technique with two restriction enzymes of Msp I and Tas I in eight breeds of Chinese indigenous chickens and one exotic breed. In the fragment region of the gene, three novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were detected at the two restriction sites. We found the transition of two nucleotides of A294G and T295C occurred at Tas I restriction site, and consequently led to a non-synonymous substitution of asparagine into serine at position 54 within the deduced amino acid sequence of immunoglobulin variable-region-like domain encoded by the exon 2 of B-G gene. It was observed at rare frequency that a single mutation of A294G occurring at the site, also caused an identical substitution of amino acid, asparagine 54-to-serine, to that we described previously. And the transversion of G319C at Msp I site led to a non-synonymous substitution, glutamine 62-to-histidine. The new alleles and allele frequencies identified by the PCR-RFLP method with the two enzymes were characterized, of which the allele A and B frequencies at Msp I and Tas I loci were given disequilibrium distribution either in the eight Chinese local breeds or in the exotic breed. By comparison, allele A at Msp I locus tended to be dominant, while, the allele B at Tas I locus tended to be dominant in all of the breeds analyzed. In Tibetan chickens, the preliminary association analysis revealed that no significant difference was observed between the different genotypes identified at the Msp I and Tas I loci and the laying performance traits, respectively.
    Full-text · Article · Jul 2005 · Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

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32 Citations
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  • 2005-2011
    • Huazhong Agricultural University
      • • Agricultural Ministry Key Laboratory of Swine Breeding and Genetics
      • • Key Laboratory of Agricultural Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction of Ministry of Education
      • • College of Animal Science and Technology
      Wu-han-shih, Hubei, China