T 1/631, CRBP Minutes of 10 May 1786; T 1/632, CRBP Minutes of 7 June 1786.
T 1/633, CRBP minutes for July 5, July 10, July 15, 1786; T 1/634, CRBP minutes for July 26, July 31 (and letters from shipping firms), August 4, 1786, also George Peters' letter of July 31, 1786; T 1/635, CRBP minutes for August 25, 1786; T 1/636, CRBP Minutes for July 28, 1786.
Braidwood, Black Poor, 138; T 1/638, CRBP Minutes of 24 October 1786; also two letters from George Peters to George Rose at the Treasury (same date).
Because of the important role of CRBP II in the absorption and transport of retinol, this gene may be an important candidate gene for reproductive performance in chickens.
Primers for the CRBP II gene and endogenous reference gene ([beta]-actin) were designed by Primer Premier 5 according to the published chicken mRNA sequences (Table 1).
The mRNA abundance of CRBP II was evaluated in heart, hypothalamus, jejunum, kidney, liver, oviduct, ovary, and pituitary at the four ages (12, 24, 32, and 45 wk) in two genetic lines of Erlang Mountainous chickens, SD02 and SD03.
There was a significant interaction of age by tissue on CRBP II mRNA (p = 0.
349T > C in the CRBP II gene would be genetically advantageous to improve egg production traits (Xiao et al.
In the current study, the CRBP II mRNA was detected in all eight tissues during the developmental stages, with greatest expression in the jejunum.
Later, as the intestine matures, and can convert [beta]-carotene to retinal, the high levels of hepatic CRBP II are unnecessary for the production of retinol, and are associated with decreased CRBP II levels in adult liver (Takase et al.