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J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2002 Apr;22(4):437-41.

Chicken anemia virus and infectious bursal disease virus interfere with transcription of chicken IFN-alpha and IFN-gamma mRNA.

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Institut Rudder Bosković, Division of Molecular Medicine, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia. wrag@rudjer.irb.hr

Abstract

Chicken anemia virus (CAV) and infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) are the two most important viruses that cause immunosuppression in commercial chickens. Because inapparent, subclinical infections by these viruses cause immunosuppression, there is need for assessment of the immune status of chickens. Interference with induction of transcription for chicken interferon-alpha (ChIFN-alpha) and ChIFN-gamma was noted after subclinical infections with either CAV or IBDV. Because the immunosuppressive viruses of chickens may interfere with transcription for ChIFN-alpha and ChIFN-gamma, we propose using this interference to assess the immune status of chickens.

PMID:
12034026
DOI:
10.1089/10799900252952226
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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