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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341929/the-infection-of-red-seabream-iridovirus-in-mandarin-fish-siniperca-chuatsi-and-the-host-immune-related-gene-expression-profiles
#1
Xiaodan Liu, Nan Chen, Xiaojian Gao, Yingying Zhang, Xixi Li, Yue Zhang, Xuwen Bing, Hezhong Huang, Xiaojun Zhang
Red Sea bream iridovirus (RSIV) was initially isolated from marine fish, which belongs to Megalocytivirus, Iridoviridae. It can cause great economic losses in fish culture with high morbidity and mortality. In the present study, the pathogenicity and immune response associated with a RSIV genotype megalocytivirus infection were determined in mandarin fish (Siniperca chuatsi). Fish challenged showed typical clinical signs of iridovirus infection, including acute haemorrhages and enlarged visceral organs. Histopathological analysis revealed that extensive necrosis, vacuolization and inflammation were presented in the stomach, spleen, kidney and liver of the diseased fish...
January 13, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339045/deficiency-of-dietary-pyridoxine-disturbed-the-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#2
Pei Wu, Xin Zheng, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of dietary pyridoxine (PN) deficiency on intestinal antioxidant capacity, cell apoptosis and intercellular tight junction in young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (231.85 ± 0.63 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of PN (0.12-7.48 mg/kg diet) for 10 weeks. At the end of the feeding trial, the fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 2 weeks. The results showed that compared with the optimal PN level, PN deficiency (1) increased the contents of reactive oxygen species (ROS), malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PC), decreased the activities and mRNA levels of antioxidant enzymes such as copper, zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and glutathione reductase (GR) (P < ...
January 12, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337249/regulation-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-in-response-to-wssv-infection-in-the-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
#3
M L E Hernández-Palomares, J A Godoy-Lugo, S Gómez-Jiménez, L A Gámez-Alejo, R M Ortiz, J F Muñoz-Valle, A B Peregrino-Uriarte, G Yepiz-Plascencia, J A Rosas-Rodríguez, J G Soñanez-Organis
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is key for anaerobic glycolysis. LDH is induced by the hypoxia inducible factor -1 (HIF-1). HIF-1 induces genes involved in glucose metabolism and regulates cellular oxygen homeostasis. HIF-1 is formed by a regulatory α-subunit (HIF-1α) and a constitutive β-subunit (HIF-1β). The white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) induces anaerobic glycolysis in shrimp hemocytes, associated with lactate accumulation. Although infection and lactate production are associated, the LDH role in WSSV-infected shrimp has not been examined...
January 11, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337248/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-epidermal-dendritic-like-cells-in-giant-mudskipper-periophthalmodon-schlosseri
#4
E R Lauriano, C Faggio, G Capillo, N Spanò, M Kuciel, M Aragona, S Pergolizzi
Giant Mudskipper, Periophthalmodon schlosseri (Pallas, 1770), is euryhaline, amphibious, and air-breathing fish. These fishes live in close association to mangrove forests and often spend over 90% of time out of water, in adjacent mudflats. They have developed morphological and physiological adaptations to satisfy their unique lifestyles. The skin is the primary interface between the body and the environment, and has a central role in host defence. The initiation of immune responses to antigens in the vertebrate skin has often been attributed to epidermal Langerhans'cells (LC) that are dendritic cells (DC), antigen-presenting cells (APC) which reside in the epidermis...
January 11, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337247/effects-of-dietary-administration-of-fenugreek-seeds-on-metabolic-parameters-and-immune-status-of-gilthead-seabream-sparus-aurata-l
#5
F A Guardiola, A Bahi, M A Esteban
Medical plants could be used as a prophylactic method in aquaculture because they are considered safe and so very promising alternatives to the use of chemicals. The aim of the present work was to examine the effects of dietary fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) seeds administered for 8 weeks on the metabolic and immune status of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.). Four experimental groups were designated: one receiving a basal diet (control) and three fed powdered fenugreek seeds incorporated in the fish feed at 1%, 5% and 10%...
January 11, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337246/tlr3-gene-in-japanese-sea-perch-lateolabrax-japonicus-molecular-cloning-characterization-and-expression-analysis-after-bacterial-infection
#6
Pengfei Wang, Chao Zhao, Chengyang Wang, Sigang Fan, Lulu Yan, Lihua Qiu
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play important roles in fish innate immune and are involved in the defense process of bacteria invasion. In the present study, the full-length cDNA of TLR3 from the sea perch, Lateolabrax japonicus, was cloned and characterized. The full length of LjTLR3 cDNA was 3265 bp including an open reading frame of 2679 bp encoding a peptide of 922 amino acids. Tissues distribution analysis indicated that LjTLR3 showed a tissue-specific variation with high expression in spleen, head-kidney and liver...
January 11, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331349/effect-of-a-lect2-on-the-immune-response-of-peritoneal-lecukocytes-against-vibrio-anguillarum-in-roughskin-sculpin
#7
Yingmei Chai, Bailin Cong, Shanshan Yu, Yingying Liu, Xin Man, Lujie Wang, Qian Zhu
Leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (LECT2) is a multi-functional protein that is mainly synthesized by the liver. However, its role in roughskin scalping is less known. Here, we cloned a leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (TfLECT2) genes in the liver of roughskin scalping, Trachidermus fasciatus, and studied its possible role involved in the immune response against Vibrio anguillarum (V. anguillarum) of peritoneal lecukocytes under in vivo conditions. The cDNA sequence of TfLECT2 is 566 bp in size. Its deduced amino acid (aa) sequence comprises 151 residues, of which the first 16 residues form a putative signal peptide and 101 residues compose a typical peptidase M23 domain in the C-terminal region...
January 10, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331348/effects-of-l-tryptophan-on-the-growth-intestinal-enzyme-activities-and-non-specific-immune-response-of-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus-selenka-exposed-to-crowding-stress
#8
Endong Zhang, Shuanglin Dong, Fang Wang, Xiangli Tian, Qinfeng Gao
In order to reveal the effects of l-tryptophan (Trp) on the physiology and immune response of sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus Selenka) exposed to crowding stress, four density groups of sea cucumbers (i.e. 4, 8, 16 and 32 individuals per 40 L water, represented as L, ML, MH and H) were fed with diets containing 0, 1, 3 and 5% l-tryptophan respectively for 75 days. The results showed that the specific growth rates (SGR) of the sea cucumber fed with diet with 3% Trp (L, 2.1; ML, 1.76; MH, 1.2; H, 0.7) were significantly higher than those fed with basal diet without Trp supplementation (P < ...
January 10, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325713/the-interaction-of-tak1-and-tab1-enhances-lps-induced-cytokine-release-via-modulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-larimichthys-crocea
#9
Shi-Yuan Bao, Qing-Xue Sun, Cui-Luan Yao
Transforming growth factor-β-activating kinase 1 (TAK1) is triggered by foreign pathogenic infection and involves in proinflammatory response through the activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), which is specifically regulated by TAK1-binding protein 1 (TAB1). However, the expression and regulatory characterizations of TAK1 and TAB1 in fish immune response remain largely unknown. In the present study, the cDNA sequences of TAK1 (LcTAK1) and TAB1 (LcTAB1) were identified from large yellow croaker, Larimichthys crocea...
January 8, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325712/a-novel-gata-like-zinc-finger-transcription-factor-involving-in-hematopoiesis-of-eriocheir-sinensis
#10
Yannan Li, Zhihao Jia, Qilin Yi, Xiaorui Song, Yu Liu, Yunke Jia, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
GATA transcription factor is a family of DNA-binding proteins that can recognize and bind to sequence of (A/T) GATA (A/G). In the present study, a GATA-like protein (named as EsGLP) was characterized from Eriocheir sinensis, including an 834 bp full length open reading frame of EsGLP, encoding a polypeptide of 277 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence of EsGLP contained one conserved GATA-type zinc finger of the form Cys-X2-Cys-X17-Cys-X2-Cys, with four cysteine sites. The EsGLP mRNA transcripts were mainly detected in the hematopoietic tissue, hepatopancreas and gonad...
January 8, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325711/effects-of-cortisol-and-lipopolysaccharide-on-expression-of-select-growth-stress-and-immune-related-genes-in-rainbow-trout-liver
#11
Brian S Shepherd, Allyn R Spear, Anju M Philip, Douglas W Leaman, Carol A Stepien, Osvaldo J Sepulveda-Villet, Debra E Palmquist, Mathilakath M Vijayan
Many studies have shown that stress-induced cortisol levels negatively influence growth and immunity in finfish. Despite this knowledge, few studies have assessed the direct effects of cortisol on liver immune function in finfish. Using real-time PCR, the expression of three cortisol-responsive genes (GR: glucocorticoid receptor, IGF-1: insulin-like growth factor-I and SOCS-1: suppressor of cytokine signaling-I), genes involved with innate and adaptive immunity (IL-1β: interleukin-1 beta, IgM: immunoglobin-M and Lyz: lysozyme), and liver-specific antimicrobial peptides (hepcidin and LEAP-2A: liver-expressed antimicrobial peptide-2A) were studied in vitro using rainbow trout liver slices...
January 8, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325710/wnt5b-regulates-apoptosis-in-litopenaeus-vannamei-against-white-spot-syndrome-virus
#12
Chuanqi Wang, Lingwei Ruan, Hong Shi, Xun Xu
The Wnt signaling mediated by Wnt proteins that orchestrate and influence a myriad of cellular processes, such as cell proliferation, differentiation, tumorigenesis, apoptosis, and participation in immune defense during microbe infection. Wnt5b is one of the Wnt signaling molecules that initiate the cascade. In this study, we cloned and characterized a Wnt5b homolog from Litopenaeus vannamei designed as LvWnt5b. The full length of LvWnt5b transcript was 1726 bp with an 1107 bp open reading frame that encoded a 368 aa protein, which contained 24 discontinuous and highly conserved cysteine...
January 8, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325709/acute-hyperoxia-induces-systemic-responses-with-no-major-changes-in-peripheral-tissues-in-the-senegalese-sole-solea-senegalensis-kaup-1858
#13
Marina Machado, Diogo Malheiro, Ana Couto, Jonathan M Wilson, Matthew Guerreiro, Rita Azeredo, Jon C Svendsen, António Afonso, Renata Serradeiro, Benjamín Costas
Senegalese sole Solea senegalensis is currently farmed in recirculation aquaculture systems that often involve water re-oxygenation, which in turn may cause acute or prolonged hyperoxia exposures. In order to understand the impact of acute hyperoxia on the fish immune system and peripheral tissues such as gills and gut, Senegalese sole juveniles (30.05 ± 1.72 g) were exposed to normoxia (100% O2sat) as control and two hyperoxic conditions (150 and 200% O2sat) and sampled at 4 and 24 h. Fish haematological profile, total and differential blood cell counts and plasma immune parameters were analysed...
January 8, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317309/immune-related-proteins-detected-through-itraq-based-proteomics-analysis-of-intestines-from-apostichopus-japonicus-in-response-to-tussah-immunoreactive-substances
#14
Rui Mi, Yongxin Sun, Jianguang Li, Shuhui Ma, Zhixin Wen, Xuejun Li, Nan Meng, Yajie Li, Xingfan Du, Shuying Li
Apostichopus japonicus is a species of sea cucumber that is extensively bred as a marine delicacy because of its high nutritive and medicinal value. Immunostimulants are usually used to enhance the immunity of sea cucumber against diseases, but the physiological function of immunostimulants is poorly understood. In this study, we fed A. japonicus individuals with a diet supplemented with different concentrations of tussah immunoreactive substances (TIS), and then subjected their intestines to iTRAQ-based proteomic analysis...
January 6, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317308/molecular-characterization-of-caspase-members-and-expression-response-to-nervous-necrosis-virus-outbreak-in-pacific-cod
#15
Ming-Guang Mao, Jie-Lan Jiang, Zhi-Qiang Jiang, Rui-Ting Liu, Qi-Ya Zhang, Jian-Fang Gui
Multiple functions of caspases include normal cell turnover, proper development and function of the immune system, hormone-dependent atrophy, embryonic development and chemical-induced cell injury. During artificial propagation of Pacific cod, Gadus macrocephalus, high mortality occurred during early development stages. Here, we performed various analyses on the cDNA and protein sequences of six different G. macrocephalus caspases namely GmCasp3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, and tried to investigate the contributions of caspase family to the development and Nervous Necrosis Virus (NNV) resistance...
January 6, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317307/transgenic-expression-of-tilapia-piscidin-3-tp3-in-zebrafish-confers-resistance-to-streptococcus-agalactiae
#16
Bor-Chyuan Su, Yung-Wei Lai, Jyh-Yih Chen, Chieh-Yu Pan
To study the biological role of tilapia piscidin 3 (TP3) in Streptococcus agalactiae infection in vivo, TP3/DsRed overexpressing transgenic zebrafish were generated. Under normal growth conditions, TP3/DsRed transgenic zebrafish exhibited an orange-red body color, without any other obvious abnormalities. However, when compared to wild type fish, TP3/DsRed transgenic zebrafish were resistant to S. agalactiae infection. After infection, the TP3 overexpressing fish exhibited higher expression of Toll-like receptor 4a (TLR4a), interleukin (IL)-10, IL-22, and C3b...
January 6, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309834/recombinant-hsp33-and-ompc-protein-can-serve-as-promising-divalent-vaccine-with-protection-against-vibrio-anguillarum-and-edwardsiella-tarda-in-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#17
Jing Xing, Pengwei Li, Xiaoqian Tang, Wenbin Zhan
Vibrio anguillarum and Edwardsiella tarda are severe aquaculture pathogens shared similar epidemiological characteristic and susceptible to flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). In our previous studies, recombinant(r) protein heat shock protein 33 (rHsp33) from V. anguillarum and outer membrane protein C (rOmpC) from E. tarda were proved to have protection against V. anguillarum and E. tarda, respectively. In this paper, the cross protection of rHsp33 against E. tarda and rOmpC against V. anguillarum, and the protection of divalent vaccine candidate (rHsp33 + rOmpC, rHC) against both V...
January 5, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307631/physicochemical-properties-of-anti-vibrio-harveyi-egg-yolk-antibody-igy-and-its-immunological-influence-in-indian-white-shrimp-fenneropenaeus-indicus
#18
Thankamani Kumaran, Eswaramoorthy Thirumalaikumar, Chinnadurai Lelin, Pandi Palanikumar, Mariavincent Michaelbabu, Thavasimuthu Citarasu
Edible antibodies specific to host pathogens is an attractive approach to establish protective immunity, especially against gastrointestinal pathogens both in humans and animals. The edible antibody of anti-Vibrio harveyi IgY (anti-V. h IgY) was produced by antigen mixed with immunoadjuvant Asparagus racemosus and Glycine max. Hens were immunized and eggs were collected five weeks after the immunization. Anti-V. harveyi IgY stability in different digestive enzymes such as trypsin and chymotrypsin were evaluated to determine its ability to withstand in the gastrointestinal tract of F...
January 4, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306763/hsp60-and-hsp90%C3%AE-from-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala-molecular-cloning-characterization-and-comparative-response-to-intermittent-thermal-stress-and-aeromonas-hydrophila-infection
#19
Changyou Song, Yanting Cui, Bo Liu, Jun Xie, Xianping Ge, Pao Xu, Mingchun Ren, Linghong Miao, Qunlan Zhou, Yan Lin
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) play critical roles in the process of anti-stress and immunity and are implicated in autoimmune diseases. In order to understand the comparative stress responses of HSP60 and HSP90β under intermittent thermal stress and Aeromonas hydrophila infection, we cloned their full-length cDNAs from Megalobrama amblycephala liver, predicted their secondary and tertiary structure, and examined their tissue-specific expression patterns. The full length of HSP60 and HSP90β cDNAs indicated that they included all signature sequences of corresponding protein families...
January 4, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305994/impaired-intestinal-immune-barrier-and-physical-barrier-function-by-phosphorus-deficiency-regulation-of-tor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mlck-jnk-and-nrf2-signalling-in-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-after-infection-with-aeromonas-hydrophila
#20
Kang Chen, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
In aquaculture, the occurrence of enteritis has increased and dietary nutrition is considered as one of the major strategies to solve this problem. In the present study, we assume that dietary phosphorus might enhance intestinal immune barrier and physical barrier function to reduce the occurrence of enteritis in fish. To test this assumption, a total of 540 grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) were investigated by feeding graded levels of available phosphorus (0.95-8.75 g/kg diet) and then infection with Aeromonas hydrophila...
January 3, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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