Saturday, 4 February 2012
Which RNAs are you drinking tomorrow for breakfast?
Likely the ones transcribed by approx. 70% of the cow's genes. This is the result of a recent study entitled "Transcriptional profiling of bovine milk using RNA sequencing" published on BMC Genomics. The RNA comes from milk somatic cells (primarily leukocytes and some epithelial cells shed from the lining of the mammary gland) of Holstein cows at three stages of lactation. Gene expression analysis was conducted by Illumina RNA sequencing.