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Immunological Control of the Poultry Red Mite: The Use of Whole Mite Antigens as a Vaccine Candidate

Lookup NU author(s): Samuel Arkle, David Harrington, Dr Carlos De Luna, Dr Dave George, Dr Jonathan Guy, Dr Olivier Sparagano


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In the current study whole poultry red mite antigens were extracted and birds were immunized subcutaneously with either antigen in adjuvant (antigen group) or PBS in adjuvant (control group). Immune responses of birds following immunization were investigated by ELISA and Western blotting, while vaccine efficacy was assessed by feeding of red mites on birds. Immunized birds showed a significant (P

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Author(s): Arkle S, Harrington D, Kaiser P, Rothwell L, De Luna C, George D, Guy J, Sparagano OAE

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Animal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Year: 2007

Volume: 1149

Pages: 36-40

ISSN (print): 0077-8923

ISSN (electronic): 1749-6632

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1196/annals.1428.057


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