Livestock species as emerging models for genomic imprinting.

TitleLivestock species as emerging models for genomic imprinting.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2024
AuthorsHubert, J-N, Perret, M, Riquet, J, Demars, J
JournalFront Cell Dev Biol
Date Published2024

Genomic imprinting is an epigenetically-regulated process of central importance in mammalian development and evolution. It involves multiple levels of regulation, with spatio-temporal heterogeneity, leading to the context-dependent and parent-of-origin specific expression of a small fraction of the genome. Genomic imprinting studies have therefore been essential to increase basic knowledge in functional genomics, evolution biology and developmental biology, as well as with regard to potential clinical and agrigenomic perspectives. Here we offer an overview on the contribution of livestock research, which features attractive resources in several respects, for better understanding genomic imprinting and its functional impacts. Given the related broad implications and complexity, we promote the use of such resources for studying genomic imprinting in a holistic and integrative view. We hope this mini-review will draw attention to the relevance of livestock genomic imprinting studies and stimulate research in this area.

Alternate JournalFront Cell Dev Biol
PubMed ID38500688
PubMed Central IDPMC10945557