During lactation, prolactin activates STAT5 (Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription5), which binds to conserved DNA sequence motifs in promoters of milk protein genes to stimulate their expression (Liu et al. 1997). Mammary gland involution induced by termination of milking is characterised by a rapid decrease in milk protein gene expression (Singh et al. 2008). Whereas milk production can be fully restored after seven days of ... continued
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 72, Christchurch, 73-75, 2012
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