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.
Iowa State University
Balfanz, Emma; Sandford, Erin; Kaiser, Michael G.; and Lamont, Susan J.
"Differential Immunological Gene Expression after Escherichia
coli Infection in Chickens,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 657, ASL R2618.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol657/iss1/42