Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: POSITIONAL CANDIDATE GENES FOR RESISTANCE TO MAREK’S DISEASE BY SCREENING FOR MAREK’S DISEASE VIRUS MEQ-REGULATED GENES Project Number: 3635-31320-009-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Feb 12, 2009
End Date: Dec 31, 2012

Objective:
As described in USDA NRI-funded grant, we will: 1. Identify MDV Meq and c-Jun binding sites in the chicken genome. 2. Identify differentially expressed genes following MDV-reactivation in MSB-1 cells. 3. Determine if differentially expressed genes identified in objective 2 also show differentially expression between MD tumors and CD4+ T cells. 4. Identify differentially expressed genes as a function of genetic resistance status or the presence of Meq.

Approach:
1. Utilize chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) using Meq or c-Jun antibodies and determine the DNA sequences via Solexa paired-end reads. 2. Isolate RNA from MSB-1 cells at time 0 and following MDV reactivation, and run on Affymetrix Chicken microarrays.

Last Modified: 12/19/2014
Footer Content Back to Top of Page