Exposure to Heat Stress and anImmune Stimulus AffectsGene Expression in Chicken Immune TissuesAnimal Industry Report
Extension NumberASL R3174
Summary and ImplicationsGene expression changes after exposure to acute heatstress and/or to bacteriallipopolysaccharide (LPS) were investigated by measuring globalgene expression in two immune organs,bursa and thymus,from two chicken lines, Fayoumi and broiler. Over 1,600genes had significant expression changes in response to treatment; greaternumberswere identified in bursa for Fayoumi and in thymus forbroilers. Heat stress suppressed gene expression responses to LPS in both tissues.Both Heat and LPS impacted expression of immune cell traffickinggenes; these pathwaysneed to be investigated for potential to improve immune responses in heat-stressed chickens.
Citation InformationMelissa S. Monson, Angelica G. Van Goor, Christopher M. Ashwell, Michael E. Persia, et al.. "Exposure to Heat Stress and anImmune Stimulus AffectsGene Expression in Chicken Immune Tissues" (2017)
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