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Transferred humoral immunity in chickens to Mycoplasma gallisepticum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6721806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Progeny chicks of Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG)-infected and MG-free white leghorns were used to evaluate the protective effects of maternal antibodies against aerosol challenge with the virulent R strain of MG at 3, 7, or 14 days of age. Interference by maternal antibodies with day-1 vaccination with the F strain of MG was also studied. In another trial, 8, 4, or 2 ml of high- or low-titered antiserum was given to 20-day-old commercial white leghorn chicks. Protection was measured in terms of air-sac lesions post-challenge with the R strain of MG as above. Maternal antibody in the chicks conferred very little protection against challenge and did not interfere with day-1 vaccination with the F strain of MG. Low-titered antibody gave no protection against growth of MG in the tracheas, but the high-titered MG antiserum did confer some protection against airsacculitis. This protection might be due to growth-inhibition antibody in the transferred serum.
M Y Lin; S H Kleven
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Avian diseases     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0005-2086     ISO Abbreviation:  Avian Dis.     Publication Date:    1984 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-21     Completed Date:  1984-06-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370617     Medline TA:  Avian Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Sacs
Animals, Newborn / immunology
Antibodies, Bacterial / administration & dosage,  biosynthesis
Chickens / immunology*
Immunity, Maternally-Acquired*
Immunization, Passive / veterinary
Mycoplasma / immunology
Mycoplasma Infections / immunology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Poultry Diseases / immunology*
Respiratory Tract Infections / immunology,  pathology,  veterinary*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Bacterial

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