Todd J. Applegate - Poultry Nutritional Physiology Laboratory

Zhengyu Jiang


Zhengyu Jiang


PhD Dissertation: Gene and expression analysis of secretory mucins and Trefoil Factor(s) in the intestinal mucosa of chicken

MS Thesis (Nanjing Agricultural University): Influence of exogenous alpha-amylase supplementation on development of digestive organs and enzyme activities of broilers and its carry-over effects

I joined Dr. Applegate's laboratory in August 2007 with a Master's and B.S. degree from Nanjing Agricultural University, China. At Purdue, my primary research interests are secretory mucins in the chicken gut. Specifically, my earlier work has focused on sequencing and temporal-spatial expression analysis of the chicken secretory mucin gene, MUC2. Currently we are investigating causation of alternative splicing events for this gene. Dietary grain-types and phytogenic impact on mucin gene expression and mucin characteristics are also evaluated in my research.



Jiang, Z., A.C. Lossie, and T.J. Applegate2013Molecular cloning, alternative splicing and developmental expression of chicken intestinal MUC2PLoS One. 8:e53781. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053781chicken, mucus, mucin, intestine, MUC2
Jiang, Z., A.C. Lossie, and T.J. Applegate2011Evolution of trefoil factor(s): Genetic and spatio-temporal expression of trefoil factor 2 in the chicken (Gallus Gallus Domesticus)PLoS One. 6(7): e22691. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022691chicken, trefoil factor, intestine, evolution
Jiang, Z., M. Mohln, G. Schatzmayr, and T.J. Applegate2010Net effect of an acute phase response - partial alleviation with probiotic supplementationPoult. Sci. 89:28-33acute phase response, broiler, lipopolysaccharide, probiotic
Applegate, T.J., C. Troche, Z. Jiang, and T. Johnson2009The nutritional value of high-protein corn distillers dried grains for broiler chickens and its effect on nutrient excretionPoult. Sci. 88:354-359broiler, corn, high-protein distillers dried grain, manure nitrogen
Applegate, T.J., G. Schatzmayr, K. Prickel, C. Troche, and Z. Jiang2009Effect of aflatoxin culture on intestinal function and nutrient loss in laying hensPoult. Sci. 88:1235-1241aflatoxin, energy, laying hen, mucin