Experimental Staphylococcus aureus infection of the mammary gland induces region-specific changes in innate immune gene expression.

@article{Whelehan2011ExperimentalSA,
  title={Experimental Staphylococcus aureus infection of the mammary gland induces region-specific changes in innate immune gene expression.},
  author={Cormac J Whelehan and Kieran G. Meade and Peter David Eckersall and Fiona J Young and Cliona O'Farrelly},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={140 3-4},
  pages={181-9}
}
Staphylococcus aureus is a prolific mastitis-causing bacterium that resides naturally in the environment of the dairy cow. The aim of this study was to profile immune gene expression in tissue from the alveolar, ductal, gland cistern and teat canal regions of the bovine mammary gland following intramammary infection with S. aureus. Quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) was used to profile expression of innate immune genes including pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), cytokines, antimicrobial… CONTINUE READING