The Baboon in Biomedical Research (Developments in by John L. VandeBerg,Sarah Williams-Blangero,Suzette D. Tardif PDF

By John L. VandeBerg,Sarah Williams-Blangero,Suzette D. Tardif

Nonhuman primates have performed severe roles in biomedical study, and they're one of the few animals whose use in learn maintains to extend. The scienti?c worth of nonhuman primates derives from their shut phylogenetic proximity to guy and their consequent anatomic, physiologic, and genetic similarities to guy. simply nonhuman primates promises enough types for plenty of complicated physiological and ailment approaches of people. The baboon is a relative newcomer to the repertoire of nonhuman primates utilized in biomedical study. even though, in lower than 50 years due to the fact its ?rst use within the U. S. , it has develop into some of the most renowned laboratory primate species. it's better than the opposite commonly used monkey species, making it useful for plenty of varieties of experiments and technological advancements. it really is terribly hardy and hugely fecund in captivity. It heavily resembles people in a number of physiological and affliction techniques, comparable to ldl cholesterol metabolism, early levels of atherosclerosis, and alcoholic liver affliction. Its chromosomes heavily resemble these of people, and lots of genes of the 2 species lie within the comparable chromosomal order. between all primates, baboons are the main regularly occurring types for the genetics of susceptibility to advanced ailments and they're the ?rst nonhuman primate for which a framework genetic linkage map was once demonstrated. additionally, the baboon genome is at the moment being sequenced, and hence the software of this species for biomedical examine might be dramatically increased.

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