Biomarker expression patterns in Bovine, Canine, Porcine and Avian.Download or request a copy now
The Bio-Rad chicken antibody range offers anti-chicken monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins to study immune responses, cytoskeletal proteins, transcription factors, and neuronal markers in birds.
Biomarker expression chart listing key cell surface markers expressed on avian leukocytes, a guide to aid defining avian immune cell populations.Download Now
The chicken animal model has been instrumental in understanding immunity as well as cellular and humoral immune mechanisms. More recently, chickens have served as useful animal models for cancer and several infectious diseases. For example, chickens are the only non-human animal shown to develop a high incidence of spontaneous ovarian cancer. Marek's disease is a natural model of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. In developmental biology, the chicken has been suggested as a model for human craniofacial ciliopathies.
As avian flu is becoming an increasing threat to human health, chickens have also been used as an animal model for influenza transmission and infection research. The H5N1 influenza virus variant is of particular concern as it demonstrates increasing numbers of outbreaks and spread in wild birds.
Our anti-chicken antibodies are available with a range of conjugates and tested for reactivity to chicken markers. They are suitable for a range of applications including flow cytometry, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation and ELISA. Each is performance guaranteed for the applications listed on the product datasheet.
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Why study immunology in the chicken, when despite our best efforts far more is known about immune responses to pathogens in mammals? Read about the research Professor Pete Kaiser carried out on the importance of chicken immunology and studying host-pathogen interactions at the NARF, Roslin Inst., Univ. Edinburgh.