Section 4
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Association of endocrine factors (insulin-like growth factor-II and binding protein-3) with litter size in pigs

Yun, J.S.; Kang, W.J.; Seo, D.S.; Park, S.S.; Hong, K.C.; Lee, C.Y.; Ko, Y.

Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 14(3): 307-315


ISSN/ISBN: 1011-2367
Accession: 003366133

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Litter size has been one of the important economic traits in porcine reproduction. The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system has been shown to mediate actions of the steroid hormone or to synergize with other endocrine factors so that it consequently plays roles in reproductive processes, including ovulation, implantation, maintenance of pregnancy, and fetal development. However, the effect of the serum IGF system on porcine litter size has not been deeply studied.

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