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ra0003o029 | Oral Communications 4: Early Development 2 | SRF2016

The role of integrin AVB6 in the regulation of foetal growth in pigs

Moolnangdeaw Apiwat , Stenhouse Claire , Ashworth Cheryl

Introduction: Large within-litter variation in pig foetal weight may be associated with placental efficiency. Integrin receptors, including AVB6, are present at the attachment site between the foetal and uterine epithelium and may affect the efficiency of attachment. It is hypothesised that the expression of integrin receptors would differ between tissues supplying small foetuses compared to normal-sized littermates. This study compared the distribution and quantity of integri...