This book provides recent information about Toll-like receptors (TLRs), their types, structure and localization, the mechanism of action, signaling pathways, development and mechanism of up-regulation of immune responses following TLR activation, and their use as immunoadjuvants. This book also explains the different infectious diseases of the chicken and the advancement in the use of TLR ligands as adjuvant in the vaccines, including conventional as well new-generation vaccines, against the deadly infectious diseases of the poultry.
Dr. Shishir Kumar Gupta obtained his graduate degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Bombay Veterinary College (BVC), Mumbai, India. He joined the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) for his Master’s degree in Animal Biotechnology. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the same institute and receiving a fellowship from CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) for his Ph.D. research work.
Dr. Sohini dey obtained her Master of Veterinary Science in Animal Biotechnology in 1997 and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Animal Biotechnology in 2003 from the Department of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANVASU), Chennai, India. In 2000, she was appointed Scientist in the Division of Veterinary Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), India. Currently, she is holding the position of Senior Scientist at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute.