Changes in the expression of Toll-like receptors in the chicken testis during sexual maturation and Salmonella infection.

@article{Anastasiadou2011ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the expression of Toll-like receptors in the chicken testis during sexual maturation and Salmonella infection.},
  author={Maria Anastasiadou and Alexandros Theodoridis and Melpomeni Avdi and G. Michailidis},
  journal={Animal reproduction science},
  year={2011},
  volume={128 1-4},
  pages={93-9}
}
Rooster infertility is a major concern in the poultry industry and chicken male reproductive organs are the infectious tissues of various pathogenic microorganisms. Protection of the chicken male reproductive organs from pathogens is therefore an essential aspect of reproductive physiology. Recently Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been identified as one of the key components of innate immunity in vertebrate species and have been reported to be expressed in the reproductive organs in various… CONTINUE READING

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