Differential Immunological Gene Expression after Escherichia coli Infection in Chickens
Chickens infected with avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) have reduced production and livability. Gene expression in response to APEC infection was assessed in 4 genes; interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, IL-10, and Granzyme A (Gzm A). Differences in expression were deduced between challenged and non-challenged birds, and between birds with a mild and severe response to infection. These genes may be useful candidates for future research into breeding for resistance against APEC.
Keywords: ASL R2618
How to Cite:
Balfanz, E. & Sandford, E. & Kaiser, M. G. & Lamont, S. J., (2011) “Differential Immunological Gene Expression after Escherichia coli Infection in Chickens”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 8(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-668