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Maternally Derived Transferrin in Pigeon Squabs

Frelinger, Jeffrey A. (1971) Maternally Derived Transferrin in Pigeon Squabs. Science, 171 (3977). pp. 1260-1261. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.171.3977.1260.

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With the use of genetically marked transferrin, a major portion of circulating transferrin from a newly hatched squab was found to be derived from the mother through the egg. The transfer is not through the parental crop milk. The squab does not accumulate enough transferrin of its own making to be detectable until it is about 8 days old. The maternally derived protein remains detectable until 14 days after hatching. The squab actively synthesizes a portion its own transferrin from hatching onward.

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Additional Information:© 1971 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 26 October 1970. I thank Dr. Ray Owen for valuable discussion, support, and criticism. Supported by AEC contract AT 04376706 FP and PHS grant GM 00086.
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Atomic Energy CommissionAT 04376706 FP
U. S. Public Health Service (USPHS)GM 00086
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Official Citation:Maternally Derived Transferrin in Pigeon Squabs Jeffrey A. Frelinger Science 26 March 1971: 171 (3977), 1260-1261. [DOI:10.1126/science.171.3977.1260]
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