Journal article

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

Funding Acknowledgements

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.