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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: U.S. Veterinary Immune Reagent Network Grant

Location: Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory

Project Number: 1245-32000-097-09
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Apr 01, 2010
End Date: Mar 31, 2015

Objective:
Develop immune reagents for veterinary animals of economic importance including cattle, swine, poultry, horses, and aquaculture species.

Approach:
Immune reagents will be developed for basic and applied studies in veterinary animal species. They will be developed into multiplex assays to measure cytokine and chemokine production during infections and host immune responses. As a member of a large consortium grant to develop immunological reagents for five different animal species, we will identify major cytokines and cell surface markers of poultry, express them in suitable expression vectors and validate their function using in vivo and in vitro assay systems.

Last Modified: 9/2/2014
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