Characterization of lymphocyte interferons with different species specificities from normal and genetically dystrophic chickens.

Lymphocytes from thymus and spleen of normal (Line 412) and genetically dystrophic (Line 413) chickens produce two types of interferons (IFNs) with different host cell specificities. The first type, referred to as ChIFN-alpha, demonstrates antiviral activity on primary normal chicken embryo (CE) cells. This activity is stable at 60 degrees C for 1 h and, in… CONTINUE READING