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Table 3 Quantitative analysis of tissue distribution of MDA5 transcripts in healthy Muscovy ducks 1

From: Duck MDA5 functions in innate immunity against H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus infections

Tissue MDA5 gene relative expression level (mean ± SD) Tissue MDA5 gene relative expression level (mean ± SD)
Brain 0.62 ± 0.09a Glandular stomach 8.16 ± 0.71a
Crop 19.61 ± 1.57a Muscle 0.02 ± 0.004a
Trachea 373.68 ± 13.83a Skin 0.07 ± 0.006a
Heart 0.13 ± 0.01a Duodenum 22.26 ± 1.89a
Liver 1.62 ± 0.19a Ileum 23.76 ± 0.66a
Spleen 2.68 ± 0.17a Colon 13.88 ± 0.84a
Lung 1.45 ± 0.13a Caecum 6.98 ± 0.58a
Kidney 2.02 ± 0.17a Rectum 15.02 ± 0.86a
Muscular stomach 0.41 ± 0.05a Bursa 1.00 ± 0.11
  1. 1Each result represents the level of target gene mRNA relative to those in the bursa, expressed as the mean ± SD (standard deviation) of triplicate from qRT-PCR assays. aindicates there was a difference (P < 0.05) between control and test tissues.