Chicken respiratory infections

Protective roles of macrophages and cathelicidins

Lianci Peng

Promoter:
Prof.dr H.P. (Henk) Haagsman
Co-promoter:
Dr E.J.A. (Edwin) Veldhuizen
Date:
July 7, 2020
Time:
10:30 h

Summary

Avian respiratory diseases caused by pathogens including bacteria and viruses are important diseases leading to huge economic loss in poultry. Avian innate immunity including immune cells and HDPs provide important protection against pathogens, but it is rarely studied. Therefore, in this thesis, we aimed at exploring the role of avian innate immunity to increase our knowledge about the protective mechanisms of the host against pathogens.