Allelic polymorphisms of the BoLA-DRB3 gene and resistance to brucellosis in Kazakh cattle


BoLA-DRB3 gene
allelic polymorphism
genetic resistance/susceptibility

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Adambayeva, A., Sultanov, A. A., Nam, I. Y., & Zayakin, V. V. (2022). Allelic polymorphisms of the BoLA-DRB3 gene and resistance to brucellosis in Kazakh cattle. Veterinaria Italiana, 58(2). https://doi.org/10.12834/VetIt.2528.15313.1


The Authors investigated polymorphism of the bovine BoLA‑DRB3 gene in connection with resistance or susceptibility to brucellosis of two Kazakh meat breeds, Auliekol and Kazakh Whiteheaded breeds, using PCR‑RFLP. In Auliekol cattle (n = 158), 22 alleles were detected in the brucellosis group, and 24 alleles were shown in the healthy group. BoLA-DRB3 alleles *3, *4, *19, *21 were more common in healthy animals, while Brucella‑positive cattle were more frequently carriers of alleles *7, *10, *18. In Kazakh Whiteheaded cattle (n = 146), 21 alleles were detected in infected and 23 alleles in healthy cattle. Alleles *3, *8, *21 significantly predominate in healthy cattle, while alleles *7, *11, *16 are typical for animals with brucellosis. This study identified BoLA-DRB3 alleles associated with genetic resistance (*3 and *21) and susceptibility (*7) to brucellosis; remarkably, resistance alleles are shared by two important meat breeds of Kazakhstan.


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