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Species and age related differences in the type and distribution of influenza virus receptors in different tissues of chickens, ducks and turkeys.

Pillai SP, Lee CW - Virol. J. (2010)

Bottom Line: In contrast, a greater amount of staining for alpha2,3SA-gal (50-80%) and alpha2,6SA-gal (20-50%) receptors were observed along the epithelium of small and large intestine of chickens.Kidney and esophagus sections from the 3 bird species also expressed both avian and human type receptors.In other tissues examined, brain, breast muscles, bursa, spleen, cecal tonsils and oviduct, human type receptors were absent.

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Affiliation: Food Animal Health Research Program, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio 44691, USA.

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We undertook one of the most detailed studies on the distribution of alpha2,3 sialic acid (SA)-galactose (gal) (avian type) and alpha2,6SA-gal (human type) receptors on different tissues of chickens, ducks and turkeys of varying age groups. On the tracheal epithelium, all 3 bird species expressed strong positive staining (80-90%) for alpha2,3SA-gal receptors in the 3 different age groups. In addition, a lesser amount of alpha2,6SA-gal receptors (30-90%) were observed with slight differences in distribution with age and species. The epithelium of the small and large intestine of turkeys and ducks showed negligible staining for alpha2,6SA-gal receptors whereas the large intestine consistently showed 40-70% positive staining for alpha2,3SA-gal receptors. In contrast, a greater amount of staining for alpha2,3SA-gal (50-80%) and alpha2,6SA-gal (20-50%) receptors were observed along the epithelium of small and large intestine of chickens. Kidney and esophagus sections from the 3 bird species also expressed both avian and human type receptors. In other tissues examined, brain, breast muscles, bursa, spleen, cecal tonsils and oviduct, human type receptors were absent. Though different viral and receptor components may play roles in successful viral replication and transmission, understanding the receptor types and distribution in different tissues of domestic birds might be good initial tool to understand host factors that promote successful influenza viral infection.

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Distribution of α2,3SA-gal and α2,6SA-gal receptors along the tracheal epithelium of 4-week-old chickens (1.1.A, 1.2.B), 2-week-old ducks (1.2.A, 1.2.B) and 3-week-old turkeys (1.3.A, 1.3.B) using plant lectins, MAA and SNA, respectively.
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Figure 1: Distribution of α2,3SA-gal and α2,6SA-gal receptors along the tracheal epithelium of 4-week-old chickens (1.1.A, 1.2.B), 2-week-old ducks (1.2.A, 1.2.B) and 3-week-old turkeys (1.3.A, 1.3.B) using plant lectins, MAA and SNA, respectively.

Mentions: In all 3 bird species, the tracheal epithelium showed the predominance of α2,3SA-gal receptors. Strong positive staining (80-90%, ++++) for α2,3SA-gal receptors was visible throughout the tracheal epithelial lining in the 3 bird species (Fig. 1). In day-old ducks and chickens, 90% (+++), and 60% (++) of the lining cells, respectively, were positive for the α2,6SA-gal receptors. In contrast, in day-old turkeys, approximately, 20% of the tracheal epithelial cells showed moderate positive staining (++) for α2,6SA-gal receptors (Table 1).


Species and age related differences in the type and distribution of influenza virus receptors in different tissues of chickens, ducks and turkeys.

Pillai SP, Lee CW - Virol. J. (2010)

Distribution of α2,3SA-gal and α2,6SA-gal receptors along the tracheal epithelium of 4-week-old chickens (1.1.A, 1.2.B), 2-week-old ducks (1.2.A, 1.2.B) and 3-week-old turkeys (1.3.A, 1.3.B) using plant lectins, MAA and SNA, respectively.
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Figure 1: Distribution of α2,3SA-gal and α2,6SA-gal receptors along the tracheal epithelium of 4-week-old chickens (1.1.A, 1.2.B), 2-week-old ducks (1.2.A, 1.2.B) and 3-week-old turkeys (1.3.A, 1.3.B) using plant lectins, MAA and SNA, respectively.
Mentions: In all 3 bird species, the tracheal epithelium showed the predominance of α2,3SA-gal receptors. Strong positive staining (80-90%, ++++) for α2,3SA-gal receptors was visible throughout the tracheal epithelial lining in the 3 bird species (Fig. 1). In day-old ducks and chickens, 90% (+++), and 60% (++) of the lining cells, respectively, were positive for the α2,6SA-gal receptors. In contrast, in day-old turkeys, approximately, 20% of the tracheal epithelial cells showed moderate positive staining (++) for α2,6SA-gal receptors (Table 1).

Bottom Line: In contrast, a greater amount of staining for alpha2,3SA-gal (50-80%) and alpha2,6SA-gal (20-50%) receptors were observed along the epithelium of small and large intestine of chickens.Kidney and esophagus sections from the 3 bird species also expressed both avian and human type receptors.In other tissues examined, brain, breast muscles, bursa, spleen, cecal tonsils and oviduct, human type receptors were absent.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Food Animal Health Research Program, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio 44691, USA.

ABSTRACT
We undertook one of the most detailed studies on the distribution of alpha2,3 sialic acid (SA)-galactose (gal) (avian type) and alpha2,6SA-gal (human type) receptors on different tissues of chickens, ducks and turkeys of varying age groups. On the tracheal epithelium, all 3 bird species expressed strong positive staining (80-90%) for alpha2,3SA-gal receptors in the 3 different age groups. In addition, a lesser amount of alpha2,6SA-gal receptors (30-90%) were observed with slight differences in distribution with age and species. The epithelium of the small and large intestine of turkeys and ducks showed negligible staining for alpha2,6SA-gal receptors whereas the large intestine consistently showed 40-70% positive staining for alpha2,3SA-gal receptors. In contrast, a greater amount of staining for alpha2,3SA-gal (50-80%) and alpha2,6SA-gal (20-50%) receptors were observed along the epithelium of small and large intestine of chickens. Kidney and esophagus sections from the 3 bird species also expressed both avian and human type receptors. In other tissues examined, brain, breast muscles, bursa, spleen, cecal tonsils and oviduct, human type receptors were absent. Though different viral and receptor components may play roles in successful viral replication and transmission, understanding the receptor types and distribution in different tissues of domestic birds might be good initial tool to understand host factors that promote successful influenza viral infection.

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