- "Association between milk protein gene variants and protein composition traits in dairy cattle"
Huang W, Lucey JA, Weigel KA, et al., Journal of Dairy Science 95(1): 440-449 Jan 2012. The objective of this study was to identify DNA markers in the 4 casein genes (CSN1S1, CSN1S2, CSN2, and CSN3) and the 2 major whey protein genes (LALBA and LGB) that show associations with milk protein profile measured by reverse-phase HPLC.
- "Short communication: Expression and alternative splicing of POU1F1 pathway genes in preimplantation bovine embryos"
Laporta J, Driver A, Khatib H, Journal of Dairy Science 94(8): 4220-4223 Aug 2011. We hypothesized that proper gene expression level in the developing embryo is essential for embryo survival and pregnancy success.
- "Differential expression of heat shock protein genes and their splice variants in bovine preimplantation embryos"
Zhang B, Khatib H, Driver A, et al., Journal of Dairy Science 94(8): 4174-4182 Aug 2011. As such, the objectives of this study were to profile the expression of HSP and their splice variants in bovine embryos (degenerates vs. blastocysts) and to carry out association analysis with fertility traits.
- "Comparison of transcriptomic landscapes of bovine embryos using RNA-Seq"
Huang W, Khatib H, BMC Genomics 11 711 Dec 2010. Our study demonstrates the power of RNA-seq and provides further understanding of bovine preimplantation embryonic development at a fine scale.