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Unpublished Paper
Differential Immunological Gene Expression after Escherichia coli Infection in Chickens
Animal Industry Report
  • Emma Balfanz, Iowa State University
  • Erin Sandford, Iowa State University
  • Michael G. Kaiser, Iowa State University
  • Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University
Extension Number
ASL R2618
Publication Date
2011
Disciplines
Topic
Poultry
Summary and Implications

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.

Copyright Holder
Iowa State University
Language
en
Citation Information
Emma Balfanz, Erin Sandford, Michael G. Kaiser and Susan J. Lamont. "Differential Immunological Gene Expression after Escherichia coli Infection in Chickens" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susan_lamont/14/