Severe feed restriction enhances innate immunity but suppresses cellular immunity in chicken lines divergently selected for antibody responses.

@article{Hangalapura2005SevereFR,
  title={Severe feed restriction enhances innate immunity but suppresses cellular immunity in chicken lines divergently selected for antibody responses.},
  author={Basavarajappa N Hangalapura and Mike G. B. Nieuwland and Ger De Vries Reilingh and Johan Buyse and Henry van den Brand and Bas Kemp and Henk K. Parmentier},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2005},
  volume={84 10},
  pages={1520-9}
}
The main aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different levels of feed restriction (FR) on immune responses of chicken lines divergently selected for high (H) and low (L) antibody responses to SRBC. We hypothesized that severe feed restriction suppresses immune responses and the level of immune suppression differs between birds with different genetic background. Therefore, we tested antibody responses, blood lymphocyte proliferative responses, and production of reactive oxygen… CONTINUE READING