Working Group Endocrinology of Farm Animals

There is a vast number of genes, however there is a comparatively low number of growth-relevant hormone systems and signal cascades.

We investigate the effects of individual genes on intracellular signal cascades. The investigated genes are, in particular members of the GH/IGF system that exerts a significant influence on growth and muscle mass but also on energy metabolism.

In our work, genotype-based animal models (transgenic and knockout mice) are integrated, as are phenotype-based animal models (Dummerstorf long-term selection mouse lines and farm animal breeds).


PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Julia Brenmoehl
Nutrition and Metablism
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Dr. rer. nat. Anne-Marie Galow
Nutrition and Metablism
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