The Bio-Rad avian research range offers anti-chicken monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins along with duck, turkey and quail antibodies to enable researchers to study immune responses, cytoskeletal proteins, transcription factors, and neuronal markers in birds.
A comprehensive understanding of avian immunology aids assessment of the general health of birds and measurement of the impact of pathological diseases, particularly those that affect poultry breeding and egg production.
Research to improve our knowledge of the chicken's immune response to disease will help advance the development of novel vaccines and breeding for disease resistance.
Biomarker expression chart listing key cell surface markers expressed on avian leukocytes, a guide to aid defining avian immune cell populations.
Our anti-chicken and other avian antibodies are available in purified and unconjugated format, and many are conjugated to a selection of fluorescent labels. Some of our anti-cytokine antibodies are available in preservative free format for functional studies. Each is performance guaranteed for the stated application and many are suitable across a range of techniques, including flow cytometry, immunohistology, Western blotting and ELISA.
Additional avian antibodies are in development – see New Antibodies for Veterinary Research for the latest new products, pack sizes and formats.
Why study immunology in the chicken, when despite our best efforts far more is known about immune responses to pathogens in mammals? Read Professor Pete Kaiser's importance of chicken immunology research and studying host-pathogen interactions at the NARF, Roslin Inst., Univ. Edinburgh
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