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Use of oxidised regenerated cellulose/collagen dressings versus standard of care over multiple wound types: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int Wound J 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Medical Solutions Division, 3M, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Oxidised regenerated cellulose (ORC)/collagen dressings help maintain physiologically moist wound environments conducive to wound healing. While evidence supporting ORC/collagen dressing use exists, comprehensive assessment is needed. This systematic review/meta-analysis evaluated the performance of ORC/collagen dressings compared with standard dressings. Read More

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Euglobulin clot lysis time reveals a high frequency of fibrinolytic activation in trauma.

Thromb Res 2021 May 31;204:22-28. Epub 2021 May 31.

Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine and Blood Research Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Electronic address:

Activation of the fibrinolytic system plays a central role in the host response to trauma. There is significant heterogeneity in the degree of fibrinolysis activation at baseline that is usually assessed by whole blood thromboelastography (TEG). Few studies have focused on plasma markers of fibrinolysis that could add novel insights into the frequency and mechanisms of fibrinolytic activation in trauma. Read More

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The role of 5-lipoxygenase in the pathophysiology of COVID-19 and its therapeutic implications.

Inflamm Res 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine - Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, 800 Washington St, Ziskind 6038, Boston, MA, 02111, USA.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) causes cytokine release syndrome (CRS), leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute kidney and cardiac injury, liver dysfunction, and multiorgan failure. Although several studies have discussed the role of 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) in viral infections, such as influenzae and SARS, it remains unexplored in the pathophysiology of COVID-19. 5-LOX acts on free arachidonic acid (AA) to form proinflammatory leukotrienes (LTs). Read More

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Urokinase-type plasminogen activator-mediated crosstalk between N-cadherin and β-catenin promotes wound healing.

J Cell Sci 2021 Jun 4;134(11). Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Division of Neuropharmacology and Neurologic Diseases, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA.

Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA; encoded by Plau) is a serine proteinase that, in the central nervous system, induces astrocytic activation. β-Catenin is a protein that links the cytoplasmic tail of cadherins to the actin cytoskeleton, thus securing the formation of cadherin-mediated cell adhesion complexes. Disruption of cell-cell contacts leads to the detachment of β-catenin from cadherins, and β-catenin is then degraded by the proteasome following its phosphorylation by GSK3β. Read More

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Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) moonlights as an adhesin in Mycoplasma hyorhinis adhesion to epithelial cells as well as a plasminogen receptor mediating extracellular matrix degradation.

Vet Res 2021 Jun 3;52(1):80. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biological Engineering and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China.

Mycoplasma hyorhinis infects pigs causing polyserositis and polyarthritis, and has also been reported in a variety of human tumor tissues. The occurrence of disease is often linked with the systemic invasion of the pathogen. Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (GAPDH), one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, was reported as a surface multifunctional molecule in several bacteria. Read More

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Recombinant γY278H Fibrinogen Showed Normal Secretion from CHO Cells, but a Corresponding Heterozygous Patient Showed Hypofibrinogenemia.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 14;22(10). Epub 2021 May 14.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Investigation, Graduate School of Medicine, Shinshu University, Matsumoto 390-8621, Japan.

We identified a novel heterozygous hypofibrinogenemia, γY278H (Hiroshima). To demonstrate the cause of reduced plasma fibrinogen levels (functional level: 1.12 g/L and antigenic level: 1. Read More

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Alterations of the Platelet Proteome in Lung Cancer: Accelerated F13A1 and ER Processing as New Actors in Hypercoagulability.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 May 8;13(9). Epub 2021 May 8.

Centre for Physiology and Pharmacology, Institute of Vascular Biology and Thrombosis Research, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria.

In order to comprehensively expose cancer-related biochemical changes, we compared the platelet proteome of two types of cancer with a high risk of thrombosis (22 patients with brain cancer, 19 with lung cancer) to 41 matched healthy controls using unbiased two-dimensional differential in-gel electrophoresis. The examined platelet proteome was unchanged in patients with brain cancer, but considerably affected in lung cancer with 15 significantly altered proteins. Amongst these, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) proteins calreticulin (CALR), endoplasmic reticulum chaperone BiP (HSPA5) and protein disulfide-isomerase (P4HB) were significantly elevated. Read More

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Plasmin, Immunity, and Surgical Site Infection.

J Clin Med 2021 May 12;10(10). Epub 2021 May 12.

Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia.

SSI are a universal economic burden and increase individual patient morbidity and mortality. While antibiotic prophylaxis is the primary preventative intervention, these agents are not themselves benign and may be less effective in the context of emerging antibiotic resistant organisms. Exploration of novel therapies as an adjunct to antimicrobials is warranted. Read More

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Sulfonated Nonsaccharide Heparin Mimetics Are Potent and Noncompetitive Inhibitors of Human Neutrophil Elastase.

ACS Omega 2021 May 3;6(19):12699-12710. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Chemistry, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125, United States.

Human neutrophil elastase (HNE) is a serine protease that plays vital roles in inflammation, innate immune response, and tissue remodeling processes. HNE has been actively pursued as a drug target, particularly for the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. Although thousands of molecules have been reported to inhibit HNE, yet very few are being evaluated in early clinical trials, with sivelestat as the only approved HNE inhibitor. Read More

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Characterization of human anti-dengue NS1 monoclonal antibodies derived from Thai DENV2 patients.

Jpn J Infect Dis 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Mouse antibodies specific to dengue NS1 have been widely studied for their cross-reactivity with several human molecules. This is the first cross-reactivity study of dengue NS1 specific human monoclonal antibodies (HuMAbs), isolated from DENV2 infected patients. Nine anti-NS1 HuMAbs derived mainly from convalescent-phase patients with secondary DENV-2 infections were characterized. Read More

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation immediately after trauma predicts a poor prognosis in severely injured patients.

Sci Rep 2021 May 26;11(1):11031. Epub 2021 May 26.

Trauma and Acute Critical Care Center, Medical Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Trauma patients die from massive bleeding due to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with a fibrinolytic phenotype in the early phase, which transforms to DIC with a thrombotic phenotype in the late phase of trauma, contributing to the development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and a consequently poor outcome. This is a sub-analysis of a multicenter prospective descriptive cross-sectional study on DIC to evaluate the effect of a DIC diagnosis on the survival probability and predictive performance of DIC scores for massive transfusion, MODS, and hospital death in severely injured trauma patients. A DIC diagnosis on admission was associated with a lower survival probability (Log Rank P < 0. Read More

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High-dose Continuous Infusion of Tranexamic Acid for Controlling Life-threatening Bleed in Advanced Cancer Patients.

Shrikant Atreya

Indian J Palliat Care 2021 Jan-Mar;27(1):172-175. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Department of Palliative Care and Psychooncology, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Life-threatening bleeding although uncommon in palliative care is associated with significant distress among patients and family. The current guidelines emphasize the need for identification of a patient with early signs of bleeding and providing assurance and comfort care to patients and family in case of an event. There is very little known about the role of high dose of tranexamic acid, a lysine analog in controlling the bleeding irrespective of the underlying pathophysiology of the bleed. Read More

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February 2021

Comparison of the coagulopathies associated with COVID-19 and sepsis.

Res Pract Thromb Haemost 2021 May 18;5(4):e12525. Epub 2021 May 18.

UNC Blood Research Center University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill NC USA.

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with activation of coagulation that mainly presents as thrombosis. Sepsis is also associated with activation of coagulation that mainly presents as disseminated intravascular coagulation. Many studies have reported increased levels of plasma d-dimer in patients with COVID-19 that is associated with severity, thrombosis, and mortality. Read More

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Intraperitoneal activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis in patients with cirrhosis and ascites.

Thromb Haemost 2021 May 21. Epub 2021 May 21.

Dept Internal Med II, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Development of ascites is the most common form of decompensation of cirrhosis. We aimed to investigate the coagulation system in ascitic fluid and plasma of patients with cirrhosis. We determined coagulation parameters and performed clotting and fibrinolysis experiments in ascitic fluid and plasma of thoroughly characterized patients with cirrhosis and ascites (n=25) and in plasma of patients with cirrhosis but without ascites (n=25), matched for severity of portal hypertension. Read More

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Effect of α2-plasmin inhibitor heterogeneity on the risk of venous thromboembolism.

Thromb Res 2021 May 11;203:110-116. Epub 2021 May 11.

Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary. Electronic address:

Introduction: Alpha2-plasmin inhibitor (α2-PI) has a heterogeneous composition in the plasma. Both N- and C-terminal cleavages occur that modify the function of the molecule. C-terminal cleavage converts the plasminogen-binding form (PB-α2-PI) to a non-plasminogen-binding form (NPB-α2-PI). Read More

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Glycosylation Regulates N-Terminal Proteolysis and Activity of the Chemokine CCL14.

ACS Chem Biol 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.

School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.

Chemokines are secreted proteins that regulate leukocyte migration during inflammatory responses by signaling through chemokine receptors. Full length CC chemokine ligand 14, CCL14(1-74), is a weak agonist for the chemokine receptor CCR1, but its activity is substantially enhanced upon proteolytic cleavage to CCL14(9-74). CCL14 is O-glycosylated at Ser7, adjacent to the site of proteolytic activation. Read More

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Annexin A2-Mediated Plasminogen Activation in Endothelial Cells Contributes to the Proangiogenic Effect of Adenosine A Receptors.

Front Pharmacol 2021 27;12:654104. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Departament of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain.

Adenosine A receptor mediates the promotion of wound healing and revascularization of injured tissue, in healthy and animals with impaired wound healing, through a mechanism depending upon tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a component of the fibrinolytic system. In order to evaluate the contribution of plasmin generation in the proangiogenic effect of adenosine A receptor activation, we determined the expression and secretion of t-PA, urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and annexin A2 by human dermal microvascular endothelial cells stimulated by the selective agonist CGS-21680. The plasmin generation was assayed through an enzymatic assay and the proangiogenic effect was studied using an endothelial tube formation assay in Matrigel. Read More

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Draft genome sequence data of , a marine echiuroid worm.

Data Brief 2021 Jun 2;36:107032. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Key Laboratory of Coastal Biology and Biological Resources Utilization, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yantai 264003, China.

is mainly distributed in Japan, north Korea and the Yellow Sea and the coast of Bohai Bay in China, and its nutrition is rich. The body of contains many types of bioactive polypeptides, such as plasmin and tachykinin, which hold high economic and medicinal values. Therefore, the study of has great significance. Read More

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Tissue factor pathway inhibitor 2 is a potent kallikrein-related protease 12 inhibitor.

Biol Chem 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Université de Tours, F-37032Tours, France.

The protease activities are tightly regulated by inhibitors and dysregulation contribute to pathological processes such as cancer and inflammatory disorders. Tissue factor pathway inhibitor 2 (TFPI-2) is a serine proteases inhibitor, that mainly inhibits plasmin. This protease activated matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and degraded extracellular matrix. Read More

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Self-immolative Linkers in Prodrugs and Antibody Drug Conjugates in Cancer Treatment.

Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin, 9054. New Zealand.

Background: The design of anti-cancer therapies with high anti-tumour efficacy and reduced toxicity continues to be challenging. Anti-cancer prodrug and antibody-drug-conjugate (ADC) strategies that can specifically and efficiently deliver cytotoxic compounds to cancer cells have been used to overcome some of the challenges. Key to the success of many of these strategies is a self-immolative linker, which after activation can release the drug payload. Read More

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Alpha 2-antiplasmin deficiency in a Sudanese child: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 May 7;15(1):238. Epub 2021 May 7.

Hematology Department, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Port Sudan Ahlia College, Port Sudan, Sudan.

Background: The plasma serine protease inhibitor alpha 2-antiplasmin (α-AP, otherwise known as α-plasmin inhibitor) is a rapid-acting plasmin inhibitor recently found in human plasma, which seems to have a significant role in the regulation of in vivo fibrinolysis. Congenital deficiency of α-AP is extremely uncommon.

Case Presentation: We report here a case of absolute deficiency of α-AP in an 11-year-old Sudanese boy, who had a lifelong intermittent hemorrhagic tendency (gum bleeding, epistaxis, and exaggerated bleeding after trauma). Read More

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Identification of First-in-Class Inhibitors of Kallikrein-Related Peptidase 6 That Promote Oligodendrocyte Differentiation.

J Med Chem 2021 05 5;64(9):5667-5688. Epub 2021 May 5.

Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, IBPS, UMR 8256 CNRS-UPMC, ERL INSERM U1164, Biological Adaptation and Ageing, Sorbonne Université, F-75252 Paris, France.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that causes severe motor, sensory, and cognitive impairments. Kallikrein-related peptidase (KLK)6 is the most abundant serine protease secreted in the CNS, mainly by oligodendrocytes, the myelin-producing cells of the CNS, and KLK6 is assumed to be a robust biomarker of MS, since it is highly increased in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of MS patients. Here, we report the design and biological evaluation of KLK6's low-molecular-weight inhibitors, -aminobenzyl derivatives. Read More

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Urokinase-type plasminogen activator-mediated crosstalk between N-cadherin and β-Catenin promotes wound healing.

J Cell Sci 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Division of Neuropharmacology and Neurologic Diseases, Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Atlanta, GA, USA.

Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) is a serine proteinase that in the central nervous system induces astrocytic activation. β-Catenin is a protein that links the cytoplasmic tail of cadherins to the actin cytoskeleton, thus securing the formation of cadherin-mediated cell adhesion complexes. Disruption of cell-cell contacts leads to the detachment of β-Catenin from cadherins, which is then degraded by the proteasome following its phosphorylation by GSK3β. Read More

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Proton Bridging in Catalysis by and Inhibition of Serine Proteases of the Blood Cascade System.

Ildiko M Kovach

Life (Basel) 2021 Apr 27;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Chemistry, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064, USA.

Inquiries into the participation of short hydrogen bonds in stabilizing transition states and intermediate states in the thrombin, factor Xa, plasmin and activated protein C-catalyzed reactions revealed that specific binding of effectors at S, n = 1-4 and S', n = 1-3 and at remote exosites elicit complex patterns of hydrogen bonding and involve water networks. The methods employed that yielded these discoveries include; (1) kinetics, especially partial or full kinetic deuterium solvent isotope effects with short cognate substrates and also with the natural substrates, (2) kinetic and structural probes, particularly low-field high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (H NMR), of mechanism-based inhibitors and substrate-mimic peptide inhibitors. Short hydrogen bonds form at the transition states of the catalytic reactions at the active site of the enzymes as they do with mechanism-based covalent inhibitors of thrombin. Read More

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Plasminogen Activators in Neurovascular and Neurodegenerative Disorders.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 22;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Neuropharmacology and Neurological Diseases Section, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA.

The neurovascular unit (NVU) is a dynamic structure assembled by endothelial cells surrounded by a basement membrane, pericytes, astrocytes, microglia and neurons. A carefully coordinated interplay between these cellular and non-cellular components is required to maintain normal neuronal function, and in line with these observations, a growing body of evidence has linked NVU dysfunction to neurodegeneration. Plasminogen activators catalyze the conversion of the zymogen plasminogen into the two-chain protease plasmin, which in turn triggers a plethora of physiological events including wound healing, angiogenesis, cell migration and inflammation. Read More

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Plasmin and Plasminogen System in the Tumor Microenvironment: Implications for Cancer Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Therapy.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 12;13(8). Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada.

The tumor microenvironment (TME) is now being widely accepted as the key contributor to a range of processes involved in cancer progression from tumor growth to metastasis and chemoresistance. The extracellular matrix (ECM) and the proteases that mediate the remodeling of the ECM form an integral part of the TME. Plasmin is a broad-spectrum, highly potent, serine protease whose activation from its precursor plasminogen is tightly regulated by the activators (uPA, uPAR, and tPA), the inhibitors (PAI-1, PAI-2), and plasminogen receptors. Read More

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Changes in Particle Size, Sedimentation, and Protein Microstructure of Ultra-High-Temperature Skim Milk Considering Plasmin Concentration and Storage Temperature.

Molecules 2021 Apr 17;26(8). Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Foods and Nutrition, Kookmin University, Seoul 02707, Korea.

Age gelation is a major quality defect in ultra-high-temperature (UHT) pasteurized milk during extended storage. Changes in plasmin (PL)-induced sedimentation were investigated during storage (23 °C and 37 °C, four weeks) of UHT skim milk treated with PL (2.5, 10, and 15 U/L). Read More

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Thrombin Activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor (TAFI): An Updated Narrative Review.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 1;22(7). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Laboratory for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Antibodies, Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, KU Leuven, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.

Thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI), a proenzyme, is converted to a potent attenuator of the fibrinolytic system upon activation by thrombin, plasmin, or the thrombin/thrombomodulin complex. Since TAFI forms a molecular link between coagulation and fibrinolysis and plays a potential role in venous and arterial thrombotic diseases, much interest has been tied to the development of molecules that antagonize its function. This review aims at providing a general overview on the biochemical properties of TAFI, its (patho)physiologic function, and various strategies to stimulate the fibrinolytic system by interfering with (activated) TAFI functionality. Read More

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Establishing Sustainable Cell Lines of a Coral, Acropora tenuis.

Mar Biotechnol (NY) 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Marine Genomics Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Onna, Okinawa, 904-0495, Japan.

Planula larvae of the scleractinian coral, Acropora tenuis, consist of elongated ectodermal cells and developing inner endodermal cells. To establish in vitro cell lines for future studies of cellular and developmental potential of coral cells, larvae were successfully dissociated into single cells by treating them with a tissue dissociation solution consisting of trypsin, EDTA, and collagenase. Brown-colored cells, translucent cells, and pale blue cells were the major components of dissociated larvae. Read More

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Composition and properties of bovine milk: A case study from dairy farms in Northern Sweden; Part II. Effect of monthly variation.

J Dairy Sci 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Molecular Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7015, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.

This study investigated the influence of monthly variation on the composition and properties of raw farm milk collected as part of a full-scale cheese-making trial in a region in northern Sweden. In our companion paper, the contribution of on-farm factors to the variation in milk quality attributes is described. In total, 42 dairy farms were recruited for the study, and farm milk samples were collected monthly over 1 yr and characterized for quality attributes of importance for cheese making. Read More

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