Differential Immunological Gene Expression after Escherichia coli Infection in ChickensAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R2618
Summary and ImplicationsChickens 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.
Copyright HolderIowa State University
Citation InformationEmma Balfanz, Erin Sandford, Michael G. Kaiser and Susan J. Lamont. "Differential Immunological Gene Expression after Escherichia coli Infection in Chickens" (2011)
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