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David W. Horohov, Ph.D.
Gluck Equine Research Center
Laboratory of Equine Immunology
My research program focuses on the identification and characterization of equine cytokines and their role in protective and pathologic immune responses. My research group has cloned, sequenced and expressed a number of cytokine genes from the horse and developed assays for their detection. These assays have been used to better characterize the protective immune responses of horses to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, as well as the pathologic response in autoimmune and allergic diseases.
We are particularly interested on the effect of age on immune responses in the horse. Current research focuses on the developing immune response of foals and how it relates to their susceptibility to infection. We are also interested in the effect of advanced age on the immune response of older horses.
Maxwell H.Gluck Equine Research Center
Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0099
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