Swine models of Human Conditions

MOspace/Manakin Repository

Breadcrumbs Navigation

Swine models of Human Conditions

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6744

[+] show full item record


Title: Swine models of Human Conditions
Author: Wells, Kevin D.
Contributor: University of Missouri (System)
Keywords: replacement organs
anatomical similarity
biomedical model
Date: 2010-03
Abstract: Since the introduction of Dolly, the first cloned sheep, genetic engineering of livestock has advanced to the point that nearly any genetic modification appears feasible. Genes can be introduced, deleted or altered in cultured cells. These cells can be evaluated in culture and then used to regenerate live animals by somatic cell nuclear transfer (cloning). Since pigs share similar physiology with humans and have proven to be excellent models for many human conditions, genetic engineering and animal cloning are being used to produce models of human disease states and disorders. These models are proving to be particularly important for situations where laboratory rodents have proven to be inadequate. Current successes of genetically engineered swine biomedical models will be presented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6744

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

[+] show full item record