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Professor Ian Dunn

Highlighted Publications

Cuticle deposition improves the biosecurity of eggs through the laying cycle and can be measured on hatching eggs without compromising embryonic development

Maureen M Bain, Jiangxia Zheng, Melissa Zigler, Natasha Whenham, Fiona Quinlan-Pluck, Anita C Jones, Mark Roberts, Wiebke Icken, Victor E Olori, Ian C Dunn Poultry Science 24 Nov 2018

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Hypothalamic Agouti-Related Protein Expression Is Affected by Both Acute and Chronic Experience of Food Restriction and Re-Feeding in Chickens

I. C. Dunn, P. W. Wilson, T. V. Smulders, V. Sandilands, R. B. D'Eath, T. Boswell Journal of Neuroendocrinology Vol: 25 Pages: 920-928 Oct 2013

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A comparative perspective on extra-retinal photoreception

Jonathan Perez, Elisabetta Tolla, Ian Dunn, Simone Meddle, Tyler J Stevenson Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism Vol: 30 Pages: 39-53 Jan 2019

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Enhancing the egg's natural defence against bacterial penetration by increasing cuticle deposition

M. M. Bain, K. Mcdade, R. Burchmore, A. Law, P. W. Wilson, M. Schmutz, R. Preisinger, I. C. Dunn Animal Genetics Vol: 44 Pages: 661-668 10 Jul 2013

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Decreased expression of the satiety signal receptor CCKAR is responsible for increased growth and body weight during the domestication of chickens

Ian C Dunn, Simone Meddle, Peter Wilson, Chloe A Wardle, Andy Law, Valerie Bishop, Camilla Hindar, Graeme W Robertson, Dave W Burt, Stephanie Jl Ellison, David M Morrice, Paul M Hocking American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology And Metabolism Vol: 304 Pages: E909-E921 May 2013

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Sex differences in basal hypothalamic anorectic and orexigenic gene expression and the effect of quantitative and qualitative food restriction

Sarah Caughey, Peter Wilson, Nasir Mukhtar, Sarah Brocklehurst, Angus Reid, Rick D'Eath, Timothy Boswell, Ian Dunn Biology of Sex Differences Vol: 9 29 May 2018

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A QTL for osteoporosis detected in an F2 population derived from White Leghorn chicken lines divergently selected for bone index

I C Dunn, R H Fleming, H A McCormack, D Morrice, D W Burt, R Preisinger, C C Whitehead Animal Genetics Vol: 38 Pages: 45-9 Feb 2007

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Genome-wide association study for bone strength in laying hens

B. Raymond, A.M. Johansson, Heather McCormack, Robert Fleming, Matthias SCHMUTZ, Ian Dunn, Dirk-Jan De Koning Journal of Animal Science Vol: 96 Pages: 2525-2535 29 Jun 2018

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The functional role of neuropsin and vertebrate ancient opsin for the photoperiodic response in Japanese quail.

Elisabetta Tolla, Jonathan Perez, Ian Dunn, Simone Meddle, Tyler J Stevenson 2018

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Genetic variation in eggshell crystal size and orientation is large and these traits are correlated with shell thickness and are associated with eggshell matrix protein markers

I. C. Dunn, A. B. Rodriguez-Navarro, K. McDade, M. Schmutz, R. Preisinger, D. Waddington, P. W. Wilson, M. M. Bain Animal Genetics Vol: 43 Pages: 410-418 Aug 2012

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Gallin; an antimicrobial peptide member of a new avian defensin family, the ovodefensins, has been subject to recent gene duplication

Daoqing Gong, Peter W. Wilson, Maureen M. Bain, Karina McDade, Jiri Kalina, Virginie Herve-Grepinet, Yves Nys, Ian C. Dunn BMC Immunology Vol: 11 Pages: - 12 Mar 2010

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Validated quantitative trait loci for eggshell quality in experimental and commercial laying hens

Maria Tuiskula-Haavisto, Mervi Honkatukia, Ian Dunn, M. M. Bain, Dirk-Jan De Koning, Rudolf PREISINGER, Matthias SCHMUTZ, J. Arango, D. Fischer, J. Vilkki Animal Genetics 24 May 2018

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Book of Abstracts CUTICLE DEPOSITION ENHANCES THE EGGS NATURAL DEFENCE AND IS A TRAIT WHICH DOES NOT TEND TO DECREASE WITH BIRD AGE: CUTICLE DEPOSITION ENHANCES THE EGGS NATURAL DEFENCE AND IS A TRAIT WHICH DOES NOT TEND TO DECREASE WITH BIRD AGE

Jiangxia Zheng, Peter Wilson, Wiebke Icken, Anita Jones, Gareth Williams, Fiona Quinlan-Pluck, Ian Dunn, Victor Olori, Maureen M. Bain 06 Sep 2017

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Endocrinology and genetics of the hypothlamic-pituitary-gonadal axis

I. C. Dunn, N. A. Ciccone, N. T. Joseph 2009

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Book of Abstracts : CUTICLE DEPOSITION OCCURS IN THE SHELL GLAND (UTERUS) AND NOT THE VAGINA DURING THE TERMINAL PHASE OF SHELL FORMATION: CUTICLE DEPOSITION OCCURS IN THE SHELL GLAND (UTERUS) AND NOT THE VAGINA DURING THE TERMINAL PHASE OF SHELL FORMATION

Ceara S. Suther, Peter Wilson, J. Gautron, Ian Dunn, Maureen M. Bain 06 Sep 2017

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Polymorphisms in eggshell organic matrix genes are associated with eggshell quality measurements in pedigree Rhode Island Red hens

I. C. Dunn, N. T. Joseph, M. Bain, A. Edmond, P. W. Wilson, P. Milona, Y. Nys, J. Gautron, M. Schmutz, R. Preisinger, D. Waddington Animal Genetics Vol: 40 Pages: 110-114 Feb 2009

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Food restriction reduces neurogenesis in the avian hippocampal formation

Barbara-Anne Robertson, Lucy Rathbone, Giselda Cirillo, Rick D'Eath, Melissa Bateson, Timothy Boswell, Peter Wilson, Ian Dunn, Tom V. Smulders PLoS ONE Vol: 12 06 Dec 2017

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Diurnal and photoperiodic changes in Thyrotrophin stimulating hormone β (TSHβ) expression, and associated regulation of deiodinase enzymes (DIO2, DIO3) in the female juvenile chicken hypothalamus

I C Dunn, Pete Wilson, Y Shi, D W Burt, A S I Loudon, P.J. Sharp Journal of Neuroendocrinology Vol: 29 Dec 2017

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Influence of physical activity on tibial bone material properties in laying hens

A. B. Rodriguez-Navarro, Heather McCormack, Robert Fleming, P. Alvarez-Lloret, J. Romero-Pastor, N. Dominguez-Gasca, Tanya Prozorov, Ian Dunn Journal of Structural Biology Vol: 201 Pages: 36-45 Jan 2018

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Gastrointestinal distribution of chicken gastrin-cholecystokinin family transcript expression and response to short-term nutritive state

Angus Reid, Ian C Dunn General And Comparative Endocrinology Vol: 255 Pages: 64-70 Jan 2018

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A logical approach to understanding physiological mechanisms underpinning growth efficiency in broilers explained by a single selected genetic locus

Angus Reid, Peter Wilson, Natasha Whenham, Ian Dunn British Poultry Abstracts Vol: 12 Pages: 11-12 12 Dec 2016

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Pancreatic PYY but not PPY expression is responsive to short-term nutritional state and the pancreas constitutes the major site of PYY mRNA expression in chickens

Angus Reid, Peter W Wilson, Sarah D Caughey, Laura M Dixon, Rick B D'Eath, Victoria Sandilands, Timothy Boswell, Ian C Dunn General And Comparative Endocrinology Vol: 252 Pages: 226-235 01 Oct 2017

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Understanding avian egg cuticle formation in the oviduct; a study of its origin and deposition

Peter W Wilson, Ceara S. Suther, Maureen M. Bain, Wiebke Icken, Anita Jones, Fiona. Quinlan-pluck, Victor Olori, Joël Gautron, Ian C. Dunn Biology of Reproduction Vol: 97 Pages: 39-49 04 Jul 2017

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Regulation of Agouti-Related Protein and Pro-Opiomelanocortin Gene Expression in the Avian Arcuate Nucleus

Timothy Boswell, Ian Dunn Frontiers in Endocrinology Vol: 8 13 Apr 2017

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Increasing persistency in lay and stabilising egg quality in longer laying cycles. What are the challenges?

M M Bain, Y Nys, I C Dunn British Poultry Science Vol: 57 Pages: 330-338 23 May 2016

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Genetic loci inherited from hens lacking maternal behaviour both inhibit and paradoxically promote this behaviour

Atia Basheer, Chris S Haley, Andy Law, Dawn Windsor, David Morrice, Richard Talbot, Peter W Wilson, Peter J Sharp, Ian C Dunn Genetics Selection Evolution Vol: 47 Pages: 100 30 Dec 2015

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Hypothalamic AGRP mRNA is elevated during natural and stress-induced anorexia

I. C. Dunn, P. W. Wilson, R. B. D'Eath, T. Boswell Journal of Neuroendocrinology Vol: 27 Pages: 681–691 Sep 2015

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Ovodefensins, an Oviduct Specific Antimicrobial Gene Family Have Evolved in Birds and Reptiles to Protect the Egg by Both Sequence and Intra Six Cysteine Sequence Motif Spacing

Natasha Whenham, Tian Chee Lu, Maisarah B M Maidin, Peter W Wilson, Maureen M Bain, M Lynn Stevenson, Mark P Stevens, Michael R Bedford, Ian C Dunn Biology of Reproduction Vol: 92 01 Jun 2015

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