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Association of polymorphism in the alpha-1-antitrypsin gene with milk production traits in Holstein dairy cows

  • 2014
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 44
M. Heihavand-Kheiripour, A.H. Mahdavi, H.R. Rahmani, M. Soltani-Ghombavani & M.A. Edriss Page: 155 - 160

Alpha-1-antitrypsin (A1AT) as a strong protease inhibitor plays a major role in the protection of tissues against proteolytic destruction by neutrophil elastase. Existence of this protein in the mammary gland may increase the survival of milk proteins such as lactoferrin…

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