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Differential Immunological Gene Expression after Escherichia coli Infection in Chickens

Authors
  • Emma Balfanz (Iowa State University)
  • Erin Sandford (Iowa State University)
  • Michael G. Kaiser (Iowa State University)
  • Susan J. Lamont (Iowa State University)

Abstract

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

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Published on
01 Jan 2011
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