Characterization of porcine cytokine inducible SH2-containing protein gene and its association with piglet diarrhea traits

  • Niu, Buyue (College of Animal Science and Technology, Northeast Agricultural University) ;
  • Guo, Dongchun (State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)) ;
  • Liu, Zhiran (College of Animal Science and Technology, Northeast Agricultural University) ;
  • Han, Xiaofei (College of Animal Science and Technology, Northeast Agricultural University) ;
  • Wang, Xibiao (College of Animal Science and Technology, Northeast Agricultural University)
  • Received : 2016.03.01
  • Accepted : 2017.05.08
  • Published : 2017.12.01


Objective: The cytokine inducible SH2-containing protein (CISH), which might play a role in porcine intestine immune responses, was one of the promising candidate genes for piglet anti-disease traits. An experiment was conducted to characterize the porcine CISH (pCISH) gene and to evaluate its genetic effects on pig anti-disease breeding. Methods: Both reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and PCR were performed to obtain the sequence of pCISH gene. A pEGFP-C1-CISH vector was constructed and transfected into PK-15 cells to analysis the distribution of pCISH. The sequences of individuals were compared with each other to find the polymorphisms in pCISH gene. The association analysis was performed in Min pigs and Landrace pigs to evaluate the genetic effects on piglet diarrhea traits. Results: In the present research, the coding sequence and genomic sequence of pCISH gene was obtained. Porcine CISH was mainly localized in cytoplasm. TaqI and HaeIII PCR restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) assays were established to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs); A-1575G in promoter region and A2497C in Intron1, respectively. Association studies indicated that SNP A-1575G was significantly associated with diarrhea index of Min piglets (p<0.05) and SNP A2497C was significantly associated with the diarrhea trait of both Min pig and Landrace piglets (p<0.05). Conclusion: This study suggested that the pCISH gene might be a novel candidate gene for pig anti-disease traits, and further studies are needed to confirm the results of this preliminary research.


Supported by : National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Education of China


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