Journal article

Lack of functional alpha-lactalbumin prevents involution in Cape fur seals and identifies the protein as an apoptotic milk factor in mammary gland involution

Julie A Sharp, Christophe Lefevre, Kevin R Nicholas

BMC Biology | BMC | Published : 2008


Funding Acknowledgements

Research was conducted under permits from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Republic of South Africa. We wish to thank Dr P Johnson (Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University USA), Dr M Walton (Sea and Mammal Research Unit, University of St. Andrews, Scotland) and Dr N Lehman (Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, USA), Dr J Arnould (Deakin University, Burwood, Australia), Mr H Oosthuizen (Marine and Coastal Management, Roggebaai, South Africa), the Alaskan North Slope people for use of seal material and Mary Wijesinghe for cell culture work. This work was supported by grants from Geoffrey Gardiner Foundation, CRC for Co-operative Research of Innovative Dairy Products