In vitro evaluation of B-lymphocyte function in turkeys infected with hemorrhagic enteritis virus.

K. V. Nagaraja, D. A. Emery, B. L. Patel, B. S. Pomeroy, J. A. Newman

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Abstract

Studies were conducted on B-lymphocyte function in turkeys infected with hemorrhagic enteritis (HE) virus. Hemolytic plaque-forming technique was used to detect antibody-forming cells in turkeys. The plaque-forming cell responses in HE virus-infected and noninfected controls were compared. Results of this study indicated a decreased capability of HE virus-infected turkeys to produce antibodies to sheep RBC. The greatest inhibition of antibody-forming cell production was seen in the turkeys 19 days after exposure to the virus. However, after this period, the turkeys gradually recovered their immunocompetence to sheep RBC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-504
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Volume43
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1982

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