Acute phase responses of passerine birds: characterization and seasonal variation

@article{OwenAshley2007AcutePR,
  title={Acute phase responses of passerine birds: characterization and seasonal variation},
  author={Noah T. Owen-Ashley and John C Wingfield},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2007},
  volume={148},
  pages={583-591}
}
The acute phase response (APR) is the first line of defense that many vertebrates employ during a pathogenic challenge. This response is composed of a suite of physiological, behavioral, hormonal, and metabolic changes that include fever, iron sequestration, anorexia, adipsia, somnolence, and activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and suppression of the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. Although well-studied in mammals and domesticated birds, the APR of passerines is… CONTINUE READING

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