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Genetic variation among lambs in peripheral IgE activity against the larval stages of Teladorsagia circumcincta

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 March 2010

L. MURPHY
Affiliation:
Glasgow University Veterinary School, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH
P. D. ECKERSALL
Affiliation:
Glasgow University Veterinary School, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH
S. C. BISHOP
Affiliation:
Roslin Institute and R(D)VS, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PS
J. J. PETTIT
Affiliation:
Moredun Research Institute, Pentland Science Park, Penicuik EH26 0PZ
J. F. HUNTLEY
Affiliation:
Moredun Research Institute, Pentland Science Park, Penicuik EH26 0PZ
R. BURCHMORE
Affiliation:
Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Glasgow University, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
M. J. STEAR
Affiliation:
Glasgow University Veterinary School, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH
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Summary

IgA and IgE activity against Teladorsagia circumcincta was investigated in a flock of Texel lambs following natural, mixed nematode infection among lambs. The distribution of IgA activity was similar to a gamma distribution whereas IgE activity was different. Box-Cox analysis demonstrated that X0·25 was a suitable transformation to normalise IgE responses. The transformed IgE activity was under moderate to strong genetic control. Nine different allergens were identified by proteomic analysis. Tropomyosin was selected for further analysis. IgE activity against tropomyosin was moderately heritable and associated with decreased egg counts and with reduced body weight at the time of sampling.

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