bovine somatotropin


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Related to bovine somatotropin: bovine growth hormone, RBST, bovine somatotropin (BST)

bovine somatotropin

A 190-amino acid protein produced by the bovine pituitary, which evokes somatic growth (partially mediated by insulin-like growth factor) and increased milk production.
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Other technologies can increase milk production in dairy cattle in hot weather, for example, by the application of exogenous bovine somatotropin (West, 1994).
Nutrient utilization and protein turnover in the hindlimb of cattle treated with bovine somatotropin.
Responses of Holstein cows to different bovine somatotropin (bST) treatments during the transition period and early lactation.
Bovine somatotropin (bST) is known as a homeorhetic hormone connected with both growth and lactation, but the mechanism of action of bST on milk production is a controversial area, as receptors for bST have not been demonstrated on secretory epithelial cells of mammary tissue (Akers, 1985).
The RBST is a synthetic recombinant Bovine Somatotropin hormone.
Moreover, other researchers reported that the treatment of adult bulls with bovine somatotropin improved the ejaculate volume, concentration and morphology of sperm (5).
With international agencies and consumers banning animal proteins containing growth-enhancing drugs, such as ractopamine and recombinant bovine somatotropin, new initiatives will be required to enhance the sustainability of animal protein production without proportionally increasing land for agriculture.
Still, the reason for braving the heat here was a good and necessary one: The 38th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission was being held this week of July 6-11, 2015, and one of the most important items to be debated on its agenda was the adoption of a maximum residue limit (MRL) for recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) or recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST).
rBST, or recombinant bovine somatotropin, is a genetically engineered artificial growth hormone used to make cows produce more milk.
Some cheese packages state that the milk the product contains is "not from cows treated with rBST," or recombinant bovine somatotropin (growth) hormone, also known as rBGH.
Use of bovine somatotropin (bST) in management of growing heifers y trasition cows to improve growth and Milk prodution.

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