Hematology and toll-like receptors 2 and 4 and lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] factor gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of Thai indigenous chickens.

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From: Veterinary World(Vol. 15, Issue 12)
Publisher: Veterinary World
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,199 words
Lexile Measure: 1440L

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Background and Aim: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play crucial roles in the early phase of infection in the innate immune response against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] factor (LITAF) is an essential transcription factor that regulates the immune system, apoptosis, and inflammatory cytokines. This study aimed to determine the hematological profile reflecting the immune response related to TLR2 and TLR4 and LITAF gene expression in Thai indigenous chickens. Materials and Methods: Blood samples (2 mL) were randomly obtained from three chicken breeds (black-boned chicken, Fah Luang chicken, and Pradu Hang Dam chicken) at 16 weeks of age (n = 5 per breed). The hematological profile and mRNA expression within the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were determined by hematological analysis and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Results: The hematological profile differed significantly in terms of red blood cells (RBCs), hemoglobin, and white blood cells (WBCs) (p 0.05). According to qRT-PCR, the expression of the TLR2 gene did not differ significantly among the groups (p 0.05), while TLR4 and LITAFgene expression did (p Conclusion: The PBMCs of Thai indigenous chickens showed evidence of TLR4 and LITAF gene expression, with higher expression levels observed in Fah Luang chicken. From this preliminary study, it is concluded that TLR4 and LITAF genes might play roles in the main immune system response in Thai indigenous chickens. Keywords: blood hematology, gene expression, immune, Thai indigenous chicken.

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