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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Kinetics of Interferon Gamma Gene Expression in the Intestine Following Eimeria Acervulina Infection

item Choi, Kang
item Lillehoj, Hyun
item Zarlenga, Dante
item Nichols, Marjorie

Submitted to: American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 20, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Local gene expression of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) following E. acervulina was investigated in the duodenum and caecal tonsils using a quantitative competitive reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR). IFN-gamma transcripts were detected in the intestine and caecal tonsils at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 days post primary infection (PPI) with E. acervulina with a maximum expression at 6 DPI in the duodenum and at 4 DPI in the caeca tonsils. These results indicate that IFN-gamma is one of the cytokines induced by E. acervulina.

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