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Abstract Title:

Immunomodulatory effects of chicken soups prepared with the native cage-free chickens and the commercial caged broilers.

Abstract Source:

Poult Sci. 2022 Oct ;101(10):102053. Epub 2022 Jul 15. PMID: 35986946

Abstract Author(s):

Zuyue Li, Xiaomeng Li, Zhaoxia Cai, Guofeng Jin, Dong Uk Ahn, Xi Huang

Article Affiliation:

Zuyue Li


The objective of this study was to compare the immunomodulatory effects of the chicken soups prepared with the native free-range chickens and the commercial caged broilers in the immunosuppressive mice. The immunosuppressive mice model was established by the intraperitoneal injection of 100 mg of cyclophosphamide (CTX) per kg body weight. The powders of Gushi Chicken Soup (GCS), Honglashan Chicken Soup (HCS), and Cobb Broiler Soup (CBS) were prepared by high-pressure stewing followed by spray drying. The chicken soups' nutrient content and the effects of three chicken soups on the body weight, organ index, blood index, and serum cytokine and immunoglobulin contents in the immunosuppressive mice were determined. The three chicken soups promoted the recovery of immunosuppressive mice, but the expression mechanisms were different. The GCS was more effective than the HCS and CBS in restoring blood index, promoting cytokine secretion, and increasing immunoglobulin content (P<0.05). The HCS stimulated the Th1-type immune response and promoted immunoglobulin secretion (P<0.05), while the CBS increased the production of CD4and promoted the T-cell functions better than other soups (P<0.05). Although soups from the native free-range chickens and the commercial caged broilers showed distinctly different mechanisms in promoting immunity, both could be used as potential immunomodulators.

Study Type : Animal Study

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