Turkey and chicken interferon-gamma, which share high sequence identity, are biologically cross-reactive.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Turkey and chicken interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) share high identity (96.3% and 97% at the nucleotide and amino acid level, respectively). As such, we predicted that they would be functionally cross-reactive. To test this hypothesis, we produced recombinant turkey and chicken IFN-gamma, and compared their biological properties. Recombinant turkey and chicken IFN-gamma both induce HD11 cells (a chicken macrophage cell line) and LSTC-IAH30 cells (ALV-J-transformed turkey macrophages) to produce nitric oxide (NO), as measured in an avian IFN-gamma bioassay. Polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies,…

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