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Unpublished Paper
Genetic Line Differences in Cytokine mRNA Expression of Peripheral Blood Leukocytes Exposed to Salmonella enteritidis In-Vitro
Animal Industry Report
  • Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University
  • Michael G. Kaiser, Iowa State University
  • Jennifer H. Cheeseman, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2016
Publication Date
2005
Topic
Poultry
Summary and Implications

Three genetically diverse chicken lines were used to evaluate genetic line differences and pathogen affect on early cytokine gene expression to Salmonella enteritidis. Cytokines are communication molecules in the immune system. Early cytokine involvement is critical to a host’s ability to mount an effective immune response to S. enteritidis. Knowledge of genetic differences in cytokine expression will facilitate a greater understanding of host and pathogen dynamics, and may enable selection for enhanced disease resistance to this pathogen.

Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Susan J. Lamont, Michael G. Kaiser and Jennifer H. Cheeseman. "Genetic Line Differences in Cytokine mRNA Expression of Peripheral Blood Leukocytes Exposed to Salmonella enteritidis In-Vitro" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_lamont/10/