Palin, Marie-France, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - animal genomics


Contact Information:

2000 College Street
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1M 0C8
Telephone: 819-780-7207
Fax: 819-564-5507
Email: mariefrance.palin@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Identification of molecular markers for improving swine reproduction and meat quality
  • Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on embryo survival and milk quality in dairy cows
  • Study of the genomics of adipose tissue in connection with reproduction in sows
  • Identification of key genes involved in mammary gland development in sows
  • Identification of key genes associated with intramuscular fat deposition in pigs
  • Role of adipokines (factors produced by adipose tissue) on embryo mortality in pigs

Current Projects:

  • Development of a 2 species cDNA microarray for transcription profiling of pig and dairy cattle reproductive traits
  • Development of new genomic tools to improve meat quality traits and production efficiency in pigs. (Swine Cluster)
  • Nutrigenomics: use of compensatory feeding regimes in gestation to modulate expression of candidate genes involved in mammary development and lactation potential
  • Nutrigestation: Use of compensatory feeding regimes in prepuberty to stimulate mammary development of gilts via modulations in the expression of candidate genes
  • Dietary fatty acids and productivity of dairy cows
  • Interaction between antioxidant and polyunsaturated fatty acids on the oxidative status of dairy cows and milk quality

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Sherbrooke, Department of Biology
  • Adjunct Professor, Laval University, Department of Animal Science
  • Associate member of the Centre de recherche en biologie de la reproduction (CRBR)

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • D'Astous-Pagé, J., Gariépy, C., Blouin, R., Cliché, S., Sullivan, B., and Palin, M.-F. (2015). "Carnosine levels in the porcine longissimus muscle and its association with meat quality traits and carnosine-related genes expression.", Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) and Canadian Meat Council Annual Joint Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-7, 2015, Abstract P22-GS. (Abstract)
  • Farmer, C., Palin, M.-F., and Vignola, M. (2015). "Body condition of gilts at the end of gestation affects their mammary development.", Journal of Animal Science, 93(Suppl s3), pp. 218. (Abstract)
  • Farmer, C., Palin, M.-F., and Vignola, M. (2015). "Body condition of gilts at the end of gestation affects their mammary development.", ADSA-ASAS 2015 JAM (Joint Annual Meeting), Orlando, Florida, USA, July 12-16, 2-15, Invited Conference, pp. 101. (Abstract)
  • Gonzalo, E., Letourneau-Montminy, M.P., Crenshaw, J.D., Palin, M.-F., Narcy, A., and Pomar, C. (2015). "Dietary phosphorus and calcium deficiency (depletion) and recovery (repletion) sequences can allow to optimize mineral utilization in growing pigs.", Eastern Nutrition Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 13-14, 2015.
  • Gonzalo, E., Palin, M.-F., Letourneau-Montminy, M.P., Narcy, A., and Pomar, C. (2015). "Effects of phosphorus and calcium depletion-repletion periods on intestinal and renal expression of genes associated with Ca, P and vitamin D metabolism in pigs.", 13th Digestive Physiology of Pigs (DPP) Symposium, Kliczkow, Poland, May 19-21, 2015, Abstract #338. (Abstract)
  • Lapointe, J., Roy, C.S., Bergeron, N., Lavoie, M., Beaudry, D., Blanchet, I., Petit, H.V., and Palin, M.-F. (2015). "Negative energy balance is associated with inflammatory and oxidative stress conditions in early lactation dairy cows.", Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine’s (SFRBM) Annual Meeting, Boston, MS, USA, November 18-21, 2015.

2014

  • Farmer, C., Palin, M.-F., and Martel-Kennes, Y. (2014). "Compensatory feeding of gestating gilts does not affect mammary development of their offspring at puberty.", Journal of Animal Science, 92(E-Suppl. 2), pp. 204. (Abstract)
  • Palin, M.-F., Jafarikia, M., Gariépy, C., Fortin, F.-A., Maignel, L., Wyss, S., and Sullivan, B. (2014). "Association of SNPs and Haplotypes in Adiponectin and Adiponectin Receptors with Pig Meat Quality Traits.", 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Vancouver, Canada, August 17-22, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Petit, H.V., de Lima, L.S., Palin, M.-F., Santos, G.T.D., and Benchaar, C. (2014). "Effect of Antioxidants from Flax meal on the Oxidative Status of Dairy Cows Infused With Flax Oil in the Abomasum.", Joint International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores/International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology (ISNH/ISRP), Canberra, Australia, September 8-12, 2014, In: Proc. Aust. Soc. Anim. Prod. 30:83.
  • dos Santos, G.T.D., de Marchi, F.E., de Lima, L.S., Palin, M.-F., Benchaar, C., and Petit, H.V. (2014). "Activity of Antioxidant Enzymes in Dairy Cows Infused with Sunflower Oil in the Abomasum: Effect of Antioxidants from Flax Meal.", Joint International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores/International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology (ISNH/ISRP), Canberra, Australia, September 8-12, 2014, In: Proc. Aust. Soc. Anim. Prod. 30:68.

2013

  • Farmer, C., Palin, M.-F., and Martel-Kennes, Y. (2013). "Compensatory feeding of gestating gilts: effects on mammary gland development and lactation.", 64th Ann. Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Nantes, France, August 26-30, 2013, pp. 202.
  • Kuzinski, J., Will, K., Kalbe, C., Palin, M.-F., and Rehfeldt, C. (2013). "Adiponectin and leptin actions on DNA synthesis and cell death of porcine myoblasts are dependent on the cellular milieu and related to ERK 1/2 signalling.", The 15th European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE), Copenhagen, Denmark, April 27-May 1, 2013, Endocrine Abstracts Vol. 32, Abstract #P757.
  • Palin, M.-F., Prado, R.M., Beaudry, D., and Petit, H.V. (2013). "Effects of feeding linola and flax supplements to dairy cows on the day 17 embryo transcriptome.", 7th Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics (ISNN), Quebec City Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada, October 5-8, 2013.
  • Petit, H.V., Schogor, A.L.B., Benchaar, C., Palin, M.-F., Santos, G.T., and Prado, R.M. (2013). "Intake, feed efficiency and milk composition of cows fed flax meal.", 64th Ann. Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Nantes, France, August 26-30, 2013, (Abstract), pp. 143.
  • Petit, H.V., Schogor, A.L.B., Benchaar, C., Palin, M.-F., and Santos, G.T. (2013). "Enterolactone production and its correlation among body fluids in cows fed flax meal.", 64th Ann. Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Nantes, France, August 26-30, 2013, Abstract, pp. 142 (Abstract).
  • Petit, H.V., Schogor, A.L.B., Benchaar, C., Palin, M.-F., and Santos, G.T.D. (2013). "Enterolactone production and its correlation among body fluids in cows fed flax meal.", 64th Ann. Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Nantes, France, August 26-30, 2013, pp. 142.
  • Prado, R.M., Prado, I.N., Santos, G.T., Benchaar, C., Palin, M.-F., and Petit, H.V. (2013). "Milk production and composition and blood and liver parameters of dairy cows fed various fat sources.", 64th Ann. Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Nantes, France, August 26-30, 2013, (Abstract), pp. 411.
  • Santos, G.T., Schogor, A.L.B., Palin, M.-F., Benchaar, C., and Petit, H.V. (2013). "Lipoperoxidation in body fluids of dairy cows fed flax meal.", 64th Ann. Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Nantes, France, August 26-30, 2013, (Abstract), pp. 146.
  • Schogor, A.L.B., Palin, M.-F., Benchaar, C., Santos, G.T., and Petit, H.V. (2013). "Mammary gene expression in Holstein cows upon flax meal supplementation.", 64th Ann. Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP), Nantes, France, August 26-30, 2013, (Abstract), pp. 144.
  • Schogor, A.L.B., Petit, H.V., Benchaar, C., Palin, M.-F., and Santos, G.T.D. (2013). "Activity of antioxidant enzymes in dairy cows fed increasing levels of flax meal.", World Conference on Animal Production (11th WCAP), Beijing, China, October 15-20, 2013.
  • Schogor, A.L.B., Petit, H.V., Benchaar, C., Palin, M.-F., and Santos, G.T.D. (2013). "Enterolactone concentration in body fluids and ß-glucurosidase activity in the rumen and in faeces of dairy cows fed flax meal.", World Conference on Animal Production (11th WCAP), Beijing, China, October 15-20, 2013.

2012

  • Banerje, A., Lefèvre, P.L.C., Palin, M.-F., and Murphy, B.D. (2012). "Polyamines dictate emergence from obligate embryonic diapause.", 5ème Symposium du Réseau Québécois en Reproduction (RQR), Québec City, QC, Canada, November 14-15, 2012.
  • Lapointe, J. and Palin, M.-F. (2012). "Nutrigenomics: What? Why? and What’s in it for me?", 30th Anniversary Jefo Symposium, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada, August 29, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Lapointe, J., Roy, M., Audet, I., Beaudry, D., Palin, M.-F., Quesnel, H., Guay, F., and Matte, J.J. (2012). "Organic selenium and vitamin B6 synergize to up-regulate glutathione peroxidases (GPx) expression in dietary supplemented gilts.", Society for the Study of Reproduction 45th Annual Meeting and 18th Ovarian Workshop, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA, August 12-15, 2012, Abs. 469. (Abstract)
  • Palin, M.-F. (2012). "Swine Cluster: mRNA abundance of selected genes in the loin muscle of pigs with divergent carcass and meat quality traits.", Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI) Genetic Committee meeting, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 3-4, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Palin, M.-F. (2012). "mRNA abundance of selected genes in the loin muscle of pigs with divergent carcass and meat quality traits.", Meeting of the Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement (CCSI), Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 3-4, 2012.
  • Palin, M.-F., Bordignon, V., and Murphy, B.D. (2012). "Adiponectin and the control of female reproductive functions.", in Litwack, G. (ed.) - Adiponectin: Vitamins & Hormones. Vol. 90, Academic Press, Chapter 10, pp. 239-287.
  • Palin, M.-F., Gariépy, C., Méthot, H., Beaudry, D., Cliché, S., Leblanc, C., Fortin, F.-A., Jafarikia, M., Maignel, L., and Sullivan, B. (2012). "Grappe Porcine: Expression de gènes sélectionnés dans la longe de porc présentant différents caractères de carcasses et de qualité de viande.", Journée des Innovations. Conseil Canadien des Viandes, Congrès Annuel, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 1, 2012.
  • Palin, M.-F., Gariépy, C., Méthot, S., Beaudry, D., Cliché, S., Leblanc, C., Fortin, F.-A., Jafarikia, M., Maignel, L., Wyss, S., and Sullivan, B. (2012). "Candidate genes mRNA abundance in the longissimus muscle of pigs with divergent carcass and meat quality traits.", Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) and Canadian Meat Council (CMC) 2012 Annual Conference and Technical Symposium, Québec City, QC, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2012, pp. 10. (Abstract)
  • Palin, M.-F., Gariépy, C., Méthot, S., Beaudry, D., Cliché, S., Leblanc, C., Fortin, F.-A., Jafarikia, M., Maignel, L., Wyss, S., and Sullivan, B. (2012). "Grappe porcine: Expression des gènes dans la longe de porcs présentant différents caractères de carcasse er de qualité de la viande.", Journée des innovations – Expo-congrès du porc du Québec (à la rencontre de l’innovation et de la production porcine), Lévis, QC, Canada, April 4, 2012. (Poster)
  • Palin, M.-F., Gariépy, C., Méthot, S., Beaudry, D., Cliché, S., Leblanc, C., Fortin, F.-A., Jafarikia, M., Maignel, L., Wyss, S., and Sullivan, B. (2012). "mRNA abundance of selected genes in the loin muscle of pigs with divergent carcass and meat quality traits.", 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST), Hilton Montréal Bonaventure, Montréal, QC, Canada, August 12-17, 2012, Abs. C64. (Poster)
  • Palin, M.-F., Gariépy, C., Méthot, S., Beaudry, D., Cliché, S., Leblanc, C., Fortin, F.-A., Jafarikia, M., Maignel, L., Wyss, S., and Sullivan, B. (2012). "mRNA abundance of selected genes in the longissimus muscle of pigs with divergent carcass and meat quality traits.", Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) and Canadian Meat Council (CMC) 2012 Annual Conference and Technical Symposium, Québec City, QC, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2012. (Abstract)
  • Palin, M.-F., Hallé, C., Goff,, A.K., Petit, H.V., and Blouin, R. (2012). "Effects of the Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratios and of Enterolactone on Dairy Cow Endometrial Cells.", AAFC Scientific Symposium: Let’s talk science at DSRDC, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, November 28, 2012. (Poster)
  • Palin, M.-F., Hallé, C., Goff,, A.K., Petit, H.V., and Blouin, R. (2012). "Effects of the Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratios and of Enterolactone on Dairy Cow Endometrial Cells.", Society for the Study of Reproduction 45th Annual Meeting and 18th Ovarian Workshop, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA, August 12-15, 2012, Abs. 338. (Abstract)
  • Petit, H.V., do Prado, R.N., Palin, M.-F., and Benchaar, C. (2012). "Milk production, milk composition and blood parameters of cows fed whole flaxseed or whole linola.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 95(Suppl. 2), pp. 611 (#W318). (Abstract)
  • Will, K., Kalbe, C., Kuzinski, J., Lösel, D., Viergutz, T., Palin, M.-F., and Rehfeldt, C. (2012). "Limited effects of leptin and adiponectin on proliferation and protein metabolism of porcine myoblasts under serum-free culture conditions.", 15th International and 14th European Congress of Endocrinology, Florence, Italy, May 5-9, 2012, Published in: Endocrine Abstracts (2012) 29, pp. 1224. (Abstract)

2011

  • Palin, M.-F., Beaudry, D., Vallée, M., Bissonnette, N., Murphy, B.D., and Petit, H.V. (2011). "Development of a two-species cDNA microarray for transcriptional profiling of sow reproductive traits.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011, Published in: J. Anim. Sci., 91(3), pp. 476-477.
  • Roy, M., Audet, I., Palin, M.-F., Quesneville, H., Guay, F., and Matte, J.J. (2011). "Dietary sources of selenium in nulliparous sows: The importance of vitamin B6 status for some aspects of antioxidant status and ovulation during the peri-estrus period.", Journal of Animal Science, 89(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 508 (#W202). (Abstract)
  • Will, K., Kalbe, C., Palin, M.-F., and Rehfeldt, C. (2011). "Effects of leptin and adiponectin on DNA synthesis and protein metabolism of porcine myoblasts.", 7th International Congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology (ICFAE 2011), Bern, Switzerland, August 24-26, 2011. (Abstract)

2010

  • Farmer, C., Palin, M.-F., Trott, J.F., and Hovey, R.C. (2010). "Greater milk yield is related to increased DNA and RNA content but not to mRNA abundance of selected genes in sow mammary tissue.", ADSA-PSA-AMPA-CSAS-ASAS 2010 Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, July 11-15, 2010, Published in: J. Anim. Sci., 88(E-Suppl. 2), pp. 648, #W198.
  • Lefèvre, P.L.C., Palin, M.-F., Dobias-Goff, M.V., Beaudry, D., and Murphy, B.D. (2010). "Uterine Signals in Embryonic Diapause.", 1st SKLRB Symposia on Frontiers in Periimplantation Biology, Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China, May 8-12, 2010.
  • Palin, M.-F., Petit, H.V., Beaudry, D., Côrtes, C., Gagnon, N., Lacasse, P., and Benchaar, C. (2010). "Effect of flax oil and flax hulls on mRNA abundance of antioxidant enzymes and lipogenic-related genes in the mammary gland of dairy cows.", Journal of Animal Science, 88(E-Suppl. 2), pp. 717 (#W405). (Abstract)

2009

  • Hallé, C., Petit, H.V., Beaudry, D., Vallée, M., Bissonnette, N., Murphy, B.D., and Palin, M.-F. (2009). "Un nouvel outil moléculaire pour l’identification des gènes impliqués dans la survie embryonnaire chez la vache laitière.", 33e Symposium sur le bovin laitier, Best Western Hôtel Universel, Drummondville, QC, Canada, October 29, 2009.
  • Hallé, H., Petit, H.V., Beaudry, D., Vallée, M., Bissonnette, N., Murphy, B.D., and Palin, M.-F. (2009). "Profilage de transcrits dans l’embryon au moment de l’implantation chez des vaches nourries avec un supplément de graines de lin.", 2e Symposium du Réseau Québécois en Reproduction (RQR), Delta Centre-Ville, Montréal, QC, Canada, November 17-18, 2009.
  • Lefèvre, P.L.C., Palin, M.-F., Beaudry, D., Dobias-Goff, M.V., and Murphy, B.D. (2009). "Uterine signalling at the emergence from embryonic diapause.", Journée de la recherche de la Faculté de médecine vétérinaire 2009, l’Hôtel des Seigneurs de Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada, February 26, 2009.
  • Lefèvre, P.L.C., Palin, M.-F., Dobias-Goff, M.V., Beaudry, D., and Murphy, B.D. (2009). "Polyamines are implicated in the emergence from embryonic diapause in minks.", 2e Symposium du Réseau Québécois en Reproduction (RQR), Delta Centre-Ville, Montréal, QC, Canada, November 17-18, 2009.
  • Lefèvre, P.L.C., Palin, M.-F., Dobias-Goff, M.V., Beaudry, D., and Murphy, B.D. (2009). "Uterine Signaling at the Emergence from Embryonic Diapause.", Biology of Reproduction, 81(Spec. Issue), pp. 33. (Abstract)
  • Lefèvre, P.L.C., Palin, M.-F., Dobias-Goff, M.V., Beaudry, D., and Murphy, B.D. (2009). "Uterine signaling at the emergence from embryonic diapause.", 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Study of Reproduction, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, July 18-22, 2009.
  • Palin, M.-F., Beaudry, D., Vallée, M., Bissonnette, N., Murphy, B.D., and Petit, H.V. (2009). "Development of a two-species cDNA microarray for transcriptional profiling of sow and dairy cow reproductive traits.", ADSA-CSAS-ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montréal Convention Center, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 12-16, 2009, Published in: J. Anim. Sci., 87(E-Suppl. 2), pp. 399, #W47.
  • Petit, H.V., Côrtes, C., Gagnon, N., Palin, M.-F., Tao, S., Benchaar, C., and Lacasse, P. (2009). "Flax hulls and oil supplementation on the activity of antioxidant enzymes in dairy cows.", XIth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, September 6-9, 2009, pp. 630-631.
  • Petit, H.V., Gagnon, N., and Palin, M.-F. (2009). "Influence of fatty acids on reproduction and immune function in ruminants.", 30th Western Nutrition Conference, Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, September 23-24, 2009.
  • Talbot, G., Roy, C.S., Topp, E., Beaulieu, C., Palin, M.-F., and Massé, D.I. (2009). "Anaerobic bacterial population dynamics during glucose and volatile fatty acid degradation.", 5th ASPD Specialised Conference: Microbial Population Dynamics in Biological Wastewater Treatment, Aalborg, Denmark, May 24-27, 2009, Abstract No. 11024.
  • Talbot, G., Roy, C.S., Topp, E., Kalmokoff, M.L., Brooks, S.P.J., Beaulieu, C., Palin, M.-F., and Massé, D.I. (2009). "Multivariate analysis of microbial population quantitative data during start-up of a compartmentalized anaerobic bioreactor treating swine manure.", 5th ASPD Specialised Conference: Microbial Population Dynamics in Biological Wastewater Treatment, Aalborg, Denmark, May 24-27, 2009.
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