Articles | Volume 50, issue 3
10 Oct 2007
 | 10 Oct 2007

SNP analysis, genotyping and mapping of the porcine PTHR1 gene to chromosome 13 (Brief report)

S. Tetzlaff, S. Ponsuksili, E. Murani, K. Schellander, and K. Wimmers

Abstract. The parathyroid hormone/parathyroid hormone like hormone type I receptor (PTHR1) belongs to the family of G protein-coupled receptors for peptide hormones, including parathyroid hormone (PTH) and parathyroid hormone like hormone (PTHLH), which participate in epithelial-mesenchymal interactions during the formation and differentiation of epithelial organs (FOLEY et al., 2001; CHOMDEJ et al., 2004). The function of PTHR1 and its ligands suggest its candidacy for traits related to the development of bones and joints but also of mammary gland. The porcine gene was screened for SNPs and assigned to SSC13.