• Comparative analysis of swine leukocyte antigen gene diversity in European farmed pigs

    17 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    In Europe, swine represent economically important farm animals and furthermore have become a preferred preclinical large animal model for biomedical studies, transplantation and regenerative medicine research. The need for typing of the swine leukocyte antigen is increasing with the expanded use of pigs as models for human diseases and organ-transplantation experiments and their use in infection studies and for design of veterinary vaccines. In this study, we characterised the SLA class I and class II genes of 549 farmed pigs representing nine commercial pig lines by low-resolution...
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