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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936571/effect-of-dietary-astaxanthin-on-the-growth-performance-non-specific-immunity-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-pufferfish-takifugu-obscurus-under-high-temperature-stress
#1
Chang-Hong Cheng, Zhi-Xun Guo, Chao-Xia Ye, An-Li Wang
The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of astaxanthin on growth performance, biochemical parameters, ROS production, and immune-related gene expressions of the pufferfish (Takifugu obscurus) under high temperature stress. The experimental basal diets supplemented with astaxanthin at the rates of 0 (control), 20, 40, 80, 160, and 320 mg kg(-1) were fed to fish for 8 weeks. The results showed that the fish fed diet with 80, 160, and 320 mg kg(-1) astaxanthin significantly improved weight gain and specific growth rate...
September 21, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929258/inhibitory-neurotransmitter-serotonin-and-excitatory-neurotransmitter-dopamine-both-decrease-food-intake-in-chinese-perch-siniperca-chuatsi
#2
Yu-Hui He, Ling Li, Xu-Fang Liang, Shan He, Luo Zhao, Yan-Peng Zhang
Aminergic neurotransmitters play important roles in the regulation of food intake. However, their effects on feeding in fish have been less explored and still unclear. In the present study, the effects of serotonin (5-HT) and dopamine (DA) on food intake were evaluated through intraventricular (ICV) administration in Chinese perch (Siniperca chuatsi) and the mRNA expression levels of neuropeptide Y (NPY), agouti gene-related protein (AgRP), and pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) were detected. At 1 h post-injection, 5-HT significantly decreased food intake in a dose-dependent manner...
September 19, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918543/dietary-docosahexaenoic-acid-decreased-lipid-accumulation-via-inducing-adipocytes-apoptosis-of-grass-carp-ctenopharygodon-idella
#3
Ai Jin, Cai-Xia Lei, Jing-Jing Tian, Jian Sun, Hong Ji
The purpose of this study was to explore the mechanism of by which docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) inhibit the accumulation of adipose tissue lipid in grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). We therefore designed two semi-purified diets, namely DHA-free (control) and DHA-supplemented, and fed them to grass carp (22.19 ± 1.76 g) for 3 and 6 weeks. DHA supplementation led to a significantly lower intraperitoneal fat index (IPFI) than that in the control group by reducing the number of adipocytes but significantly higher adipocyte size (P < 0...
September 17, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918476/effects-of-stocking-density-on-lipid-deposition-and-expression-of-lipid-related-genes-in-amur-sturgeon-acipenser-schrenckii
#4
Yuanyuan Ren, Haishen Wen, Yun Li, Jifang Li, Feng He, Meng Ni
To investigate the correlation between lipid deposition variation and stocking density in Amur sturgeon (Acipenser schrenckii) and the possible physiological mechanism, fish were conducted in different stocking densities (LSD 5.5 kg/m(3), MSD 8.0 kg/m(3), and HSD 11.0 kg/m(3)) for 70 days and then the growth index, lipid content, lipase activities, and the mRNA expressions of lipid-related genes were examined. Results showed that fish subjected to higher stocking density presented lower final body weights (FBW), specific growth ratio (SGR), and gonad adipose tissue index (GAI) (P < 0...
September 16, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913664/supplementation-of-enzyme-treated-soy-protein-saves-dietary-protein-and-promotes-digestive-and-absorptive-ability-referring-to-tor-signaling-in-juvenile-fish
#5
Weiwei Xiao, Weidan Jiang, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Yongan Zhang, Xiaoqiu Zhou
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of enzyme-treated soy protein (ETSP) supplementation in the low-protein diet on growth performance, digestive and absorptive capacities, and related signaling molecules' gene expressions in juvenile Jian carp. The results showed that percent weight gain (PWG), specific growth rate (SGR), and feed intake (FI) were decreased by reducing dietary protein from 34 to 32% (P < 0.05). Supplying low-protein diet with optimal ETSP increased previously mentioned indices of juvenile Jian carp (P < 0...
September 14, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900838/comparative-nutritional-value-of-jatropha-curcas-protein-isolate-and-soy-protein-isolate-in-common-carp
#6
Sunil Nepal, Vikas Kumar, Harinder P S Makkar, Timo Stadtlander, Nicholas Romano, Klaus Becker
Jatropha seed cake (JSC) is an excellent source of protein but does contain some antinutritional factors (ANF) that can act as toxins and thus negatively affect the growth and health status of fish. While this can limit the use of JSC, detoxified Jatropha protein isolate (DJPI) may be a better option. An 8-week study was performed to evaluate dietary DJPI to common carp Cyprinus carpio. Five iso-nitrogenous diets (crude protein of 38%) were formulated that consisted of a C ontrol (fish meal (FM) based protein), J 50 or J 75 (50 and 75% of FM protein replaced by DJPI), and S 50 or S 75 (50 and 75% of FM protein replaced by soy protein isolate, SPI) and fed to triplicate groups of 75 carp fingerlings (75; av...
September 12, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900798/phenotypic-plasticity-in-gene-expression-and-physiological-response-in-red-drum-sciaenops-ocellatus-exposed-to-a-long-term-freshwater-environment
#7
Mariel Gullian Klanian, Omar Zapata Pérez, Miguel Angel Vela-Magaña
Red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) is a euryhaline fish commonly found in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast of North America. Because of high commercial demand and its euryhaline characteristics, aquaculture of this species has diversified from marine to low-salinity aquaculture systems. In recent years, interest in the feasibility of producing red drum in inland freshwater systems has grown and this prompted us to investigate its osmoregulatory capacity after rearing for 8 months in a freshwater aquaculture system...
September 12, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894993/effect-of-growth-hormone-overexpression-on-gastric-evacuation-rate-in-coho-salmon
#8
Jin-Hyoung Kim, Satid Chatchaiphan, Michelle T Crown, Samantha L White, Robert H Devlin
Growth hormone (GH) transgenic (T) coho salmon consistently show remarkably enhanced growth associated with increased appetite and food consumption compared to non-transgenic wild-type (NT) coho salmon. To improve understanding of the mechanism by which GH overexpression mediates food intake and digestion in T fish, feed intake and gastric evacuation rate (over 7 days) were measured in size-matched T and NT coho salmon. T fish displayed greatly enhanced feed intake levels (~ 2.5-fold), and more than 3-fold increase in gastric evacuation rates relative to NT coho salmon...
September 11, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891024/resveratrol-supplementation-improves-lipid-and-glucose-metabolism-in-high-fat-diet-fed-blunt-snout-bream
#9
Dingdong Zhang, Yanan Yan, Hongyan Tian, Guangzhen Jiang, Xiangfei Li, Wenbin Liu
Here, we aimed to investigate whether resveratrol (RSV) can ameliorate high-fat diet (HFD)-induced metabolic disorder in fish. Blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala) with average weight 27.99 ± 0.56 g were fed a normal fat diet (NFD, 5% fat, w/w), a HFD (11% fat), or a HFD supplemented with 0.04, 0.36, or 1.08% RSV for 10 weeks. As expected, fish fed a HFD developed hepatic steatosis, as shown by elevated hepatic and plasma triglycerides, raised whole body fat, intraperitoneal fat ratio and hepatosomatic index, and increased plasma alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)...
September 10, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861641/medicinal-plant-extracts-modulate-respiratory-burst-and-proliferation-activity-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-leukocytes
#10
Chiara Bulfon, Marco Galeotti, Donatella Volpatti
The present study was designed to investigate the immunomodulatory effects of Aloe vera, Curcuma longa, Echinacea purpurea, Lavandula officinalis, Origanum vulgare, Panax ginseng, and Rheum officinale extracts on leukocytes purified from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) head kidney. The cells were cultured in a medium containing increasing doses of extracts; afterwards, they were tested for reactive oxygen species production after stimulation with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and proliferation in the presence or absence of phytohemagglutinin from Phaseolus vulgaris (PHA-P)...
September 1, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861643/n-acetylcysteine-manipulation-fails-to-elicit-an-increase-in-glutathione-in-a-teleost-model
#11
Kim Birnie-Gauvin, Martin H Larsen, Kim Aarestrup, William G Willmore, Steven J Cooke
Levels of oxidative stress can be affected by a range of compounds including toxins and pharmaceuticals. Antioxidants are important protective compounds which counteract the damaging effects of oxidative stress. Glutathione (GSH) is one of the main antioxidants for many organisms and can be synthesized from administered N-acetylcysteine (NAC). NAC has therefore often been used in a wide range of taxa to manipulate levels of GSH. Our objective was to validate this approach in a wild temperate teleost fish model, the brown trout (Salmo trutta)...
August 31, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842785/effects-of-overfeeding-and-high-fat-diet-on-cardiosomatic-parameters-and-cardiac-structures-in-young-and-adult-zebrafish
#12
Rafael Vargas, Isabel Cristina Vásquez
Obesity is a complex global health problem because it is a risk factor for multiple chronic pathologies such as cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases. It is considered a multicausal disease, and one of the determining factors is nutritional imbalances, which include high-fat diets. In this paper, we use the zebrafish model to assess the impact of overfeeding and a high-fat diet in somatic and cardiac parameters in young and adult zebrafish. The results show that fish receiving a high-fat diet showed greater weight gain compared to fish receiving a standard fat diet...
August 25, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822029/gene-structure-and-comparative-and-phylogenetic-analyses-of-catla-catla-cyp1a-full-length-cdna-and-its-responsiveness-to-benzo-a-pyrene-and-copper-sulphate-at-early-developmental-stages
#13
Kavita Kumari, Gireesh-Babu Pathakota, Shivendra Kumar, Gopal Krishna
In the present study, full-length CYP1A cDNA from Catla catla (Catla) has been identified, and its real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) expression has been evaluated in different tissues, developmental stages (0, 3, 6, 12 and 24 h and 5, 7 and 9 days post-fertilization) and copper sulphate and benzo(a)pyrene (BaP)-treated 5-day post-fertilization (dpf) larvae (6 to 6.5 mm). Various structural, comparative and phylogenetic analyses of the deduced amino acid sequence revealed that the identified gene of Catla belongs to the CYP1A1 subfamily...
August 19, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798999/influence-of-immunostimulant-polysaccharides-nucleic-acids-and-bacillus-strains-on-the-innate-immune-and-acute-stress-response-in-turbots-scophthalmus-maximus-fed-soy-bean-and-wheat-based-diets
#14
V I Fuchs, J Schmidt, M J Slater, B H Buck, D Steinhagen
Immunostimulants are widely applied in aquaculture practice and may have beneficial effects on the immune system and physical functions allowing higher tolerance to stress. In the current study, the impact of four (i-iv) dietary active ingredients on the immune and stress response of turbot was examined in two experiments (I and II). A basal low fish meal (FM; 32%) diet was formulated and supplemented with (i) yeast β-glucan and mannan oligosaccharide (GM), (ii) alginic acid (AC), (iii) yeast nucleotides and RNA (NR), or (iv) Bacillus strains (BS)...
August 10, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795283/effects-of-epinephrine-exposure-on-contractile-performance-of-compact-and-spongy-myocardium-from-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-during-hypoxia
#15
Jordan C Roberts, Douglas A Syme
Hypoxia results in elevated circulating epinephrine for many fish species, and this is likely important for maintaining cardiac function. The aims of this study were to assess how hypoxia impacts contractile responses of ventricular compact and spongy myocardium from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and to assess how and if epinephrine may protect myocardial performance from a depressive effect of hypoxia. Work output and maximum contraction rate of isolated preparations of spongy and compact ventricular myocardium from rainbow trout were measured...
August 9, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741124/characterization-of-a-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-lrp13-in-chinese-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis-and-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#16
Na Wang, Ruoqing Wang, Qiaomu Hu, Wenteng Xu, Ying Zhu, Fang Yan, Songlin Chen
As an important economic marine species cultured in China, Chinese tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis) has interested us due to its sexual dimorphism and ZW/ZZ sex determination system. In a previous study, dmrt1 was identified as a dosage-dependent male-determining gene. In the present study, a female-specific expressed gene, cse0440, initially annotated as lrp1b-like, was identified from chromosome W of C. semilaevis. In view of the differences between cse0440 and lrp1b in terms of expression pattern, a phylogenetic analysis containing 85 LRP proteins was constructed and provided an evidence to re-annotate cse0440 as cseLRP13...
July 24, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733713/diel-cyclic-hypoxia-alters-plasma-lipid-dynamics-and-impairs-reproduction-in-goldfish-carassius-auratus
#17
Aritra Bera, Paramita Banerjee Sawant, Subrata Dasgupta, N K Chadha, Bhawesh T Sawant, Asim Kumar Pal
Diel cyclic hypoxia occurs with varying frequency and duration in freshwater habitats, yet little is known about its effects on reproduction of freshwater fishes. The present study shows that long-term exposure of goldfish (Carassius auratus) to cyclic hypoxia (0.8 ± 0.2 mg/l dissolved oxygen) for 9 h or more, per day, altered plasma lipid and sex steroid profiles, which in turn directly or indirectly suppressed ovarian growth and viable spermatozoa production. Hypoxia decreased total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein (HDL p < 0...
July 21, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733712/fertility-and-ploidy-of-gametes-of-allodiploid-and-allotriploid-loaches-produced-by-diploid-misgurnus-anguillicaudatus-females-and-paramisgurnus-dabryanus-males
#18
Songqian Huang, Xiaojuan Cao, Weimin Wang, Mona Nasr
Artificial and natural hybridization of dojo loach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (2N = 50, DD for short) and large-scale loach Paramisgurnus dabryanus (2N = 48, PP for short) are well-grown. However, these hybrid loaches have not yet been examined for fertility and ploidy of gametes. Here, histological observations, artificial propagation, observations of embryonic development, larval morphology, and ploidy analyses were conducted to determine the fertility and ploidy of gametes of allodiploid (DP for short) and allotriploid (DDP for short) loaches, produced by DD females × PP males and induced from fertilized eggs of DD females × PP males by cold shock to prevent the second polar body release, respectively...
July 21, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730461/low-salinity-affects-cellularity-dna-methylation-and-mrna-expression-of-igf1-in-the-liver-of-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
#19
Siping Li, Feng He, Haishen Wen, Jifang Li, Yufeng Si, Mingyuan Liu, Yajuan Huang, Lingcai Meng
Animal growth depends on feedback regulation of hormone levels and environmental conditions. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (Igf1) promotes cell growth and differentiation and represses apoptosis and is highly regulated by the environment. Moreover, animals modify physiological homeostasis under stressful conditions through epigenetics and genetic regulatory mechanisms. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of the effects of salt on fish growth is needed. In this study, half smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis) were subjected to 15‰ salinity for 0, 7, and 60 days (D) to assess the effects of low salinity on liver cellularity and growth...
July 21, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726029/ammonia-exposure-and-subsequent-recovery-trigger-oxidative-stress-responses-in-juveniles-of-brazilian-flounder-paralichthys-orbignyanus
#20
Lucas Campos Maltez, Giovanna Rodrigues Stringhetta, Alain Danilo Enamorado, Marcelo Hideo Okamoto, Luis Alberto Romano, José María Monserrat, Luís André Sampaio, Luciano Garcia
The effects of ammonia exposure and recovery on oxidative stress parameters and histology of juvenile Brazilian flounder Paralichthys orbignyanus were evaluated. The fish were exposed to 0.12, 0.28 and 0.57 mg NH3-N L(-1), plus a control, for 10 days followed by the same recovery time in ammonia-free water. Gill, liver and muscle samples (n = 9) were collected after 1, 5 and 10 days of exposure and after recovery for oxidative stress analysis (antioxidant capacity against peroxyl radicals (ACAP); glutathione S-transferase (GST) activity; lipoperoxidation levels measured through thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) content)...
July 19, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
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