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  1. Hagey, J. V., Bhatnagar, S., Heguy, J. M., Karle, B. M., Price, P. L., Meyer, D. and Maga, E. A. Fecal microbial communities in a large representative cohort of California dairy cows. Front Microbiol. 10: 1093.
  2. De La Torre, U., Henderson, J. D., Furtado, K. L., Pedroja, M., Elenamarie, O., Mora, A., Pechanec, M. Y., Maga, E. A. and Mienaltowski, M. J. 2019. Utilizing the fecal microbiota to understand foal gut transitions from birth to weaning. PLoSOne 14:
  3. Garas, L. C., Feltrin, C., Hamilton M. K., Dawson, M., Wang, J. L., Murray, J. D., Raybould, H. E. and Maga, E. A. Utilizing lysozyme-transgenic goat milk to mitigate impacts of malnutrition in the face of enterotoxigenic E. coli infection. Br. J. Nutr. 120:1131-1148.
  4. Carneiro, I. S., Menezes, J. N. R., Maia, J. A., Miranda, A. M., Oliveira, V. B.S., Murray, J. D., Maga, E. A., Bertolini, M. and Bertolini, L. R. 2018. Milk from transgenic goats expressing lysozyme for recovery and treatment of gastrointestinal pathogens. J. Pharm. Sci. 112:79-86.
  5. Garas, L. C., Cooper, C. A., Dawson, M. W., Wang, J. L., Murray, J. D. and Maga, E. A. Young pigs consuming lysozyme transgenic goat milk are protected from clinical symptoms of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection. J. Nutr. 147:2050-2059.
  6. Murray, J. D. and Maga, E. A. Opinion: A new paradigm for regulating genetically engineered animals that are used for food. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113:3410-3413.
  7. Garas, L. C., Feltrin, C., Hamilton M. K., Hagey, J. V., Murray, J. D., Bertolini, L. R., Bertolini, M., Raybould, H. E. and Maga, A. 2016. Milk with and without lactoferrin can influence intestinal damage in a pig model of malnutrition. Food Funct. 7:665-678.
  8. Garas, L. C., Murray, J. D. and Maga, E. A. 2015. Genetically engineered livestock: Ethical use for food and medical models. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 3:559-575.
  9. McInnis, E. A., Kalanetra, K. M., Mills, D. A. and Maga, E. A. Analysis of raw goat milk microbiota: Impact of stage of lactation and lysozyme on microbial diversity. Food Microbiol. 46:121-131.
  10. Clark, M., Murray, J. D. and Maga, E. A. Assessing unintended effects of a mammary-specific transgene at the whole animal level in host and non-target animals. Transgenic Res. 23:245-256.
  11. Cooper, C. A., Maga, E. A. and Murray, J. D. 2014. Consumption of transgenic milk containing the antimicrobials lactoferrin and lysozyme separately and in conjunction by 6-week old pigs improves intestinal and systemic health. Dairy Res. 81:30-37.
  12. Cooper, C. A., Garas Klobas, L. C., Maga, E. A. and Murray, J. D. 2013. Consuming transgenic goats’ milk containing the antimicrobial protein lysozyme helps resolve diarrhea in young pigs. PloS ONE 8:
  13. Maga, E. A., Weimer, B. C. and Murray, J. D. 2013. Dissecting the role of milk components on gut microbiota composition. Gut Microbes 4:136-139.
  14. Maga, E. A., Desai, P. T., Weimer, B. C., Dao, N., Kültz, D. and Murray, J. D. 2012. Consumption of lysozyme-rich milk can alter microbial fecal populations. Environ. Microbiol. 78:6153-6160.
  15. Carvalho, E. B., Maga, E. A., Quetz, J. S., Lima, I. F. N., Magalhaes, H. Y. F., Rodrigues, F. A. R, Silva, A. V. A, Prata, M. M. G, Cavalcante, P. A., Havt, A., Bertolini, M., Bertolini, L. R. and Lima, A. A. M. 2012. Goat milk with and without increased concentrations of lysozyme improves repair of intestinal cell damage induced by enteroaggregative Escherichia coli. BMC Gastroenterol. 12:
  16. Cooper, C. A., Brundige, D. R., Reh, W. A., Maga, E. A. and Murray, J. D. 2011. Lysozyme transgenic goats’ milk positively impacts intestinal cytokine expression and morphology. Transgenic Res. 20:1235-1243.
  17. Jackson, K. A., Berg, J. M., Murray, J. D. and Maga, E. A. Evaluating the fitness of human lysozyme transgenic dairy goats: Growth and reproductive traits. Transgenic Res. 19:977-986.
  18. Brundige, D. R., Maga, E. A., Klasing, K. C. and Murray, J. D. 2010. Consumption of pasteurized human lysozyme transgenic goats’ milk alters serum metabolite profile in young pigs. Transgenic Res. 19:563-574.
  19. Maga, E. A., Daftari, P, Kültz, D. and Penedo, M. C. T. Prevalence of as1-casein genotypes in American dairy goats. J. Anim. Sci. 87:3464-3469.
  20. Bertolini, L. R., Bertolini, M., Maga, E. A., Madden, K. R. and Murray, J. D. 2009. Increased gene targeting in Ku70 and Xrcc4 transiently deficient human somatic cells. Biotechnol. 41:106-114.
  21. Brundige, D. R., Maga, E. A., Klasing, K. C. and Murray, J. D. 2008. Lysozyme transgenic goats’ milk influences gastrointestinal morphology in young pigs. Nutr. 138:921-926.
  22. Bertolini, L. R., Bertolini, M., Anderson, G. B., Maga, E. A., Madden, K. R. and Murray, J. D. 2007. Transient depletion of Ku70 and Xrcc4 by RNAi as a means to manipulate the non-homologous end-joining pathway. Biotechnol. 128:246-257.
  23. Scharfen, E. C., Mills, D. A. and Maga, E. A. Utilization of human lysozyme transgenic goat milk in cheese-making: Effects on lactic acid bacteria performance. J. Dairy Sci. 90:4084-4091.
  24. Maga, E. A., Walker, R. L., Anderson, G. B. and Murray, J. D. 2006. Consumption of milk from transgenic goats expressing human lysozyme in the mammary gland results in the modulation of intestinal microflora. Transgenic Res. 15:515-519.
  25. Maga, E. A., Cullor, J. S., Smith, W., Anderson, G. B. and Murray, J. D. 2006. Human lysozyme expressed in the mammary gland of transgenic dairy goats can inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause mastitis and the cold-spoilage of milk. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 3:384-392.
  26. Maga, E. A., Shoemaker, C. F., Rowe, J. D., BonDurant, R. H., Anderson, G. B. and Murray, J. D. 2006. Production and processing of milk from transgenic goats expressing human lysozyme in the mammary gland. Dairy Sci. 89:518-524.
  27. Mason, J. B., Najarian, J. G., Anderson, G. B., Murray, J. D. and Maga, E. A. The effect of coating single- and double-stranded DNA with the recombinase A protein of Escherichia coli on transgene integration in mice. Transgenic Res. 15:703-710.
  28. Maga, E. A., Sargent, R. G., Zeng, H., Pati, S., Zarling, D. A., Oppenheim, S. M., Collette, N. M. B., Moyer, A. L., Conrad-Brink, J. S., Rowe, J. D., BonDurant, R. H., Anderson, G. B. and Murray, J. D. 2003. Increased efficiency of transgenic livestock production. Transgenic Res. 12:485-496.
  29. Maga, E. A. The use of recombinase proteins to generate transgenic large animals. Cloning and Stem Cells. 3:233-241.
  30. Maga, E. A., Anderson, G. B., Cullor, J. S., Smith, W. and Murray, J. D. 1998. The antimicrobial properties of human lysozyme transgenic mouse milk. J Food Protect. 61:52-56.
  31. Maga, E. A., Anderson, G. B. and Murray, J. D. 1995. The effect of mammary gland expression of human lysozyme on the properties of milk in transgenic mice. J Dairy Sci. 78:2645-2652.
  32. Maga, E. A., Anderson, G. B., Huang, M. C. and Murray, J. D. 1994. Expression of human lysozyme mRNA in the mammary gland of transgenic mice. Transgenic Res. 3:36-42.