Monotreme Lactation Protein Is Highly Expressed in Monotreme Milk and Provides Antimicrobial Protection
Ashwantha Kumar Enjapoori, Tom R Grant, Stewart C Nicol, Christophe M Lefevre, Kevin R Nicholas, Julie A Sharp
Genome Biology and Evolution | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014
Awarded by National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration
The authors thank Ms. Swathi Bisana (CCMB-India) for sharing valuable mass spectrometry analysis and Paul O'Donnell (Bio21, Melbourne, Australia) for support and assistance in mass spectrometry analysis. This work was supported by the in-house funds of the Deakin University, Australia and grants to S.C.N. from the National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration (grant number 9171-12) and also supported by a Deakin University International Research Scholarship (DUIRS), Deakin University, Australia to A.K.E. The authors declare that they have no competing financial interests. A.K.E., J.A.S., C.M.L., and K.R.N. conceived and designed the experiments; A.K.E. performed the experiments; A.K.E., J.A.S., C.M.L., and K.R.N. analyzed and interpreted the results; T.R.G. and S.C.N. were responsible for monotreme milk sample collection; J.A.S., C.M.L., and K.R.N. supervised the study; all authors were involved in data discussions and the final version of the manuscript; and A.K.E. wrote the manuscript.