Bazer, Fuller individual record
Distinguished Professor

Dr. Bazer's research in reproductive biology focuses on uterine biology and pregnancy, particularly pregnancy recognition signaling from the conceptus to the maternal uterus by interferon tau and estrogen from ruminant and pig conceptuses, respectively. The roles of uterine secretions as transport proteins, regulatory molecules, growth factors and enzymes and endocrine regulation of their secretion is another major research interest. The endocrinology of pregnancy, especially the roles of lactogenic and growth hormones in fetal-placental development and uterine functions are being studied. The mechanism(s) of action and potential therapeutic value of conceptus interferons and uterine-derived hematopoietic growth factors are areas of research with both pigs and sheep as models for human disease.

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Academic Articles713
  • Hou, T. Y., McMurray, D. N., & Chapkin, R. S. (2017). Omega-3 fatty acids and T-cell responses. Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection. (pp. 295-314). CRC Press.
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  • Wang, X., Wu, G., & Bazer, F. W. (2016). mTOR: The Master Regulator of Conceptus Development in Response to Uterine Histotroph During Pregnancy in Ungulates. Molecules to Medicine with mTOR: Translating Critical Pathways into Novel Therapeutic Strategies. (pp. 23-32). Elsevier.
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  • Bazer, F. W., & Spencer, T. E. (2011). Hormones and Pregnancy in Eutherian Mammals. Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates - Volume 5. (pp. 73-94).
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  • Bazer, F. W., Kraemer, D. C., & McHughen, A. (2011). Welfare, health, and biological efficiency of animals through genetics and biotechnology. Animal Welfare in Animal Agriculture: Husbandry, Stewardship, and Sustainability in Animal Production. (pp. 275-290).
  • Wu, G., Bazer, F. W., Burghardt, R. C., Johnson, G. A., Kim, S. W., Knabe, D. A., ... Spencer, T. E. (2010). Functional amino acids in swine nutrition and production. Dynamics in Animal Nutrition. (pp. 69-98).
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Conference Papers176
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Texas A&M University; Animal Science; 2471 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2471