Quantification of interferon signaling in avian cells

Joeri Kint*, Maria Forlenza

*Corresponding author for this work

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Activation of the type I interferon (IFN) response is an essential defense mechanism against invading pathogens such as viruses. This chapter describes two protocols to quantify activation of the chicken IFN response through analysis of gene expression by real-time quantitative PCR and by quantification of bioactive IFN protein using a bioassay.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoronaviruses: Methods and Protocols
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
ISBN (Print)9781493924387, 9781493924370
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Bioassay
  • Chicken
  • Interferon
  • Real-time quantitative PCR

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    Kint, J., & Forlenza, M. (2015). Quantification of interferon signaling in avian cells. In Coronaviruses: Methods and Protocols (pp. 251-259). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2438-7_21