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- Kogut, M.; Rothwell, L.; Kaiser, P.
- Developmental and comparative immunology 2002 v.26 no.9 pp. 817
- chickens; heterophils; phagocytes; immune response; cell-mediated immunity; phagocytosis; interleukin-2; recombinant fusion proteins; neutrophils; antibacterial properties; Salmonella enteritidis; monoclonal antibodies; immunity
- ... Interleukin-2 (IL-2) exercises an array of biological effects on many cells including the functional activation of cells of the innate immune response. Heterophils, the avian equivalent of the neutrophil, function as professional phagocytes to aid in regulation of innate host defenses. The objective of the present studies was to examine the effects of recombinant chicken IL-2 (rChIL-2) on function ...