Induction of Mx and PKR failed to protect chickens from H5N1 infection.

Last updated on 12-3-2021 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Abstract:

We are currently facing a global threat caused by a highly pathogenic avian H5N1 influenza virus (hpH5N1). Death occurs in 48 h in infected chickens, suggesting that they fail to eliminate the virus. Little is known about the immune response in chickens after hpH5N1 infection, or how the virus is evolving to modify and evade host protective responses. Therefore, to better understand the chicken immune response following hpH5N1 infection, we set up an experimental infection of chickens with an hpH5N1 strain, and quantified the mRNA expression of several cytokines and antiviral proteins at di…

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