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Quantitative Expression Analysis of Functional Genes in Four Dog Breeds
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  • Journal title : Journal of Life Science
  • Volume 25, Issue 8,  2015, pp.861-869
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Life Science
  • DOI : 10.5352/JLS.2015.25.8.861
 Title & Authors
Quantitative Expression Analysis of Functional Genes in Four Dog Breeds
Gim, Jeong-An; Kim, Sang-Hoon; Lee, Hee-Eun; Jeong, Hoim; Nam, Gyu-Hwi; Kim, Min Kyu; Huh, Jae-Won; Choi, Bong-Hwan; Kim, Heui-Soo;
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One of the domesticated species; the dog has been selectively bred for various aims by human. The dog has many breeds, which are artificially selected for specific behaviors and morphologies. Dogs contribute their life to human as working dogs for guide, rescue, detection or etc. Working dogs requires good personality, such as gentleness, robustness and patience for performing their special duty. Many studies have concentrated on finding genetic marker for selecting the high-quality working dog. In this study, we confirmed quantitative expression patterns of eight genes (ABAT; 4-Aminobutyrate Aminotransferase, PLCB1; Phospholipase C, Beta 1, SLC10A4; Solute Carrier Family 10, Member 4, WNT1; Wingless-Type MMTV Integration Site Family, Member 1, BARX2; BarH-Like Homeobox 2, NEUROD6; Neuronal Differentiation 6, SEPT9; Septin 9 and TBR1; T-Box, Brain, 1) among brains tissues from four dog breeds (Beagle, Sapsaree, Shepherd and Jindo), because these genes were expressed and have functions in brain mostly. Specially, BARX2, SEPT9, SLC10A4, TBR1 and WNT1 genes were highly expressed in Beagle and Jindo, and Sapsaree and German Shepherd were vice versa. The biological significance of total genes was estimated by database for annotation, visualization and integrated discovery (DAVID) to determine a different gene ontology (GO) class. In these analyses, we suppose to these eight genes could provide influential information for brain development, and intelligence of organisms. Taken together, these results could provide clues to discover biomarker related to functional traits in brain, and beneficial for selecting superior working dogs.
Brain tissue;dog breeds;functional genes;gene expression profile;qRT-PCR;
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