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Research Project: Intervention Strategies to Prevent and Control Disease Outbreaks Caused by Emerging Strains of Avian Influenza Viruses

Location: Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research

Title: Foreword-Avian Immunology 3rd Edition

Author
item Kapczynski, Darrell

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2021
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: In the last two decades, there has been a great increase in our knowledge of avian immunology. Molecular immunologists, utilizing new technologies have expanded our ability to determine and decipher what is encoded in the avian genome for immunological defense. In addition, strategic funding capabilities provided primarily, but not exclusively, by the U.S.A. and E.U., have resulted in the development of a plethora of monoclonal antibodies against avian immunological proteins (e.g., cytokines, cell markers) through “toolbox” grants. These two driving forces have opened doors and windows in a field that has historically struggled to provide reagents for intricate analysis.

Technical Abstract: In the last two decades, there has been a great increase in our knowledge of avian immunology. Molecular immunologists, utilizing new technologies have expanded our ability to determine and decipher what is encoded in the avian genome for immunological defense. In addition, strategic funding capabilities provided primarily, but not exclusively, by the U.S.A. and E.U., have resulted in the development of a plethora of monoclonal antibodies against avian immunological proteins (e.g., cytokines, cell markers) through “toolbox” grants. These two driving forces have opened doors and windows in a field that has historically struggled to provide reagents for intricate analysis.