Low-Selenium Diet Induces Cell Cycle Arrest of Thymocytes and Alters Serum IL-2 Content in Chickens

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The purpose of this 42-day study was to investigate the effects of low selenium (Se) on cellular immune function by determining cell cycle of thymus, serum IL-2 content, and mitogenesis of peripheral blood T-lymphocytes. One hundred twenty 1-day-old Avian broilers were randomly assigned to two groups of 60 each and were fed on a low-Se diet (0.0342 mg/kg Se… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12011-011-9077-y

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