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Pluripotent Stem Cells for Livestock Health and Production

Author(s):

Meeti Punetha, Kamlesh K. Bajwa, Seema Dua, Sonu Bansal, Vineichuno Kuotsu, Atul Parashar, Naresh L. Selokar, Pradeep Kumar, P.S. Yadav and Dharmendra Kumar*  

Abstract:


Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) have unlimited capacity of self-renewal and differentiation so that they can potentially produce any cell or tissue of animal’s body. The PSCs derived from livestock represents a more appropriate model than rodent for investigating human diseases due to their higher anatomical and physiological resemblance with human. Apart from that, livestock PSCs holds immense promises for the innovative therapies, transgenic animal production and their biomedical interest. The realization of the full potential of PSCs, however, depends on the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms which play a critical role in the maintenance of pluripotency and reprogramming procedure remains poorly understood in livestock which in turn impedes the generation of true PSCs and its usage for clinical research. An in-depth understanding of pluripotency is extremely essential for improving health and welfare of livestock animals. Therefore, present review focuses on the milestone achievements of PSCs in livestock animals and their potential application in health and production of livestock.

Keywords:

Cellular reprogramming, livestock, pluripotency, stem cells, iPS cells, health, production

Affiliation:

Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana, Animal Physiology and Reproduction Division, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar-125001, Haryana



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