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Induction of chicken avidin and related mRNAs after bacterial infection.

Inflammation-mediated avidin gene expression in the chicken was studied using hybridization analysis, polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and sequencing. The results indicate the presence of avidin mRNA in the oviduct and intestine after Escherichia coli infection. The mRNA for the inflammation-induced avidin was mainly encoded by the avidin gene, but the avidin-related genes, avr2 and avr3, were also transcribed at a low level in the oviduct and intestine, respectively. Because avidin is also induced in the chicken oviduct by progesterone, our results indicate a multifactorial regulation of avidin gene expression.[1]


  1. Induction of chicken avidin and related mRNAs after bacterial infection. Kunnas, T.A., Wallén, M.J., Kulomaa, M.S. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1993) [Pubmed]
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