Large Animals as Models for Human Diseases

Large Animals as Models for Human Diseases

1st Edition - June 1, 2022
  • Editor: Ya-Xiong Tao
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323994415

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Large Animals as Models for Human Diseases, Volume 189 in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on a variety of important topics, including Sheep as a model for neuroendocrinology research, Relevance of dog as a model for urologic diseases, Relevance of lactocrine hypothesis to human maternal programming of development, Comparative aspects of embryo implantation, Pig as an animal model for obesity, Canine models of cancer, Bovine model for human ovarian diseases, Mutations in G protein-coupled receptors in large animals: Modeling human diseases, and more.

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  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series
  • Updated release includes the latest information on Large Animals as Models for Human Diseases

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Academic, government and industrial sectors

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Ya-Xiong Tao
    1. Sheep as a model for neuroendocrinology research
    Chad D. Foradori
    2. Relevance of dog as a model for urologic diseases
    Chad Vezina
    3. Relevance of lactocrine hypothesis to human maternal programming of development
    Frank F. Bartol
    4. Comparative aspects of embryo implantation
    James K. Pru
    5. Pig as an animal model for obesity
    Werner Bergen
    6. Canine models of cancer
    Bruce F. Smith
    7. Bovine model for human ovarian diseases
    Chen-Che Jeff Huang
    8. Mutations in G protein-coupled receptors in large animals: Modeling human diseases
    Ya-Xiong Tao
    9. Contribution of dog to diabetes research: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of insulin discovery
    Ya-Xiong Tao
    10. Mutations in melanocortin-4 receptor: from fish to men
    Ya-Xiong Tao

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323994415

About the Editor

Ya-Xiong Tao

Dr. Ya-Xiong Tao is currently Associate Professor of Physiology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama, USA. He has been working on several G protein-coupled receptors, including gonadotropin receptors regulating reproduction, and melanocortin receptors regulating energy and glucose homeostasis. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed biomedical journals and obtained funding for his research from National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association, among others. He has delivered numerous lectures at universities and research institutes in USA. Canada, and China. He is visiting or guest professors at four universities and research institute in China. He has edited four volumes in Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science and is editing a volume of Advances in Pharmacology. He teaches several courses, including Physiology, Receptorology, and Molecular Endocrinology, for veterinarian and graduate students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL, USA