This research activity is devoted to the improvement of knowledge on ruminant physiology, and to the elucidation of physio-pathological function of proteins acting as extracellular chaperones. These studies are realized with multidisciplinary approaches based on methods from molecular physiology, cell biology and biochemistry.
Characterization of the Redox and inflammatory status in animals
Physiological response of animals to climatic, nutritional, environmental factors
Biomarkers of animal welfare, energetic status and/or fat accumulation
Structural and functional characterization of the acute phase protein Haptoglobin in physiological and pathological conditions
Endocrine regulation of fat deposition in growing animals