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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279805/what-vaccination-studies-tell-us-about-immunological-memory-within-the-innate-immune-system-of-cultured-shrimp-and-crayfish
#1
Yu-Hsuan Chang, Ramya Kumar, Tze Hann Ng, Han-Ching Wang
The possibility of immunological memory in invertebrates is a topic that has recently attracted a lot of attention. Today, even vertebrates are known to exhibit innate immune responses that show memory-like properties, and since these responses are triggered by cells that are involved in the innate immune system, it seems that immune specificity and immune memory do not necessarily require the presence of B cells and T cells after all. This kind of immune response has been called "immune priming" or "trained immunity"...
March 7, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216094/fusion-of-flagellin-2-with-bivalent-white-spot-syndrome-virus-vaccine-increases-survival-in-freshwater-shrimp
#2
Hansam Cho, Na Hye Park, Yuyeon Jang, Yong-Dae Gwon, Yeondong Cho, Yoon-Ki Heo, Ki-Hoon Park, Hee-Jung Lee, Tae Jin Choi, Young Bong Kim
Despite large economic losses attributable to white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), an infectious pathogen of penaeid shrimp and other crustaceans worldwide, no efficient vaccines or antiviral agents to control the virus are available at present. Here, we designed and constructed baculovirus-based vaccines delivering genes encoding the WSSV envelope proteins, VP28 and VP19. To enhance the immunogenicity of the baculovirus-based vaccine, we fused a Salmonella typhimurium flagellin 2 (FL2) gene with VP28 or VP19 gene...
March 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215741/comparison-of-dietary-inclusion-of-commercial-and-fermented-soybean-meal-on-oxidative-status-and-non-specific-immune-responses-in-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
#3
Yu-Hung Lin, Jia-Jinn Mui
This study compared the effects of partial replacement of fish meal (FM) protein with commercial soybean meal (SBM) or Lactobacillus spp. fermented SBM (FSBM) on the oxidative status and non-specific immune responses in white shrimps, Litopenaeus vannamei. A FM-based diet was used as the control. To prepare the two experimental diets, 25% of the FM protein was replaced with SBM and FSBM. Three experimental diets were fed to three groups of shrimps (initial wt: 0.63 ± 0.01 g) in a recirculating rearing system for 12 weeks...
February 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192256/response-of-gut-health-and-microbiota-to-sulfide-exposure-in-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
#4
Yantong Suo, Erchao Li, Tongyu Li, Yongyi Jia, Jian G Qin, Zhimin Gu, Liqiao Chen
Sulfide is a natural and widely distributed toxicant. It can be commonly found on the interface between water and sediment in the aquatic environment. The Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei starts life in the benthic zone soon after the mysis stage, an early stage of post larvae. Therefore, L. vannamei is inevitably affected by exposure to sulfide released from pond sediment. This study explored the toxicant effect of different concentrations of sulfide on the intestinal health and microbiota of Pacific white shrimp by monitoring the change of expression of inflammatory, immune related cytokines, and the structure of the intestinal microbiota...
February 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181552/microrna-100-is-involved-in-shrimp-immune-response-to-white-spot-syndrome-virus-wssv-and-vibrio-alginolyticus-infection
#5
Zhi Wang, Fei Zhu
In this study, we discovered that shrimp miR-100 was up-regulated at 24 h after WSSV or Vibrio alginolyticus infection, confirming its participation in the innate immune system of shrimp. The anti-miRNA oligonucleotide (AMO-miR-100) was applied to inhibit the expression of miR-100. After AMO-miR-100 treatment, the shrimp was challenged with WSSV or V. alginolyticus. The knockdown of miR-100 expression decreased the mortality of WSSV-infected shrimp from 24 h to 72 h post-infection and enhanced the mortality of V...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167202/two-hemocyte-sub-populations-of-kuruma-shrimp-marsupenaeus-japonicus
#6
Keiichiro Koiwai, Rod Russel R Alenton, Reina Shiomi, Reiko Nozaki, Hidehiro Kondo, Ikuo Hirono
Hemocytes in the circulating hemolymph play important roles for immune responses in shrimp. Previous studies on immune responses by hemocytes in penaeid shrimp were based on gene expression analyses of the entire population of hemocytes and thus may have missed different immune responses of different hemocyte sub-populations. In this study, we separated hemocytes into two sub-populations by Percoll gradient centrifugation, morphological characteristics of each population were then analyzed by May-Giemsa staining, flow cytometry, and FACSCalibur...
February 3, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027986/alpha-2-macroglobulin-is-a-modulator-of-prophenoloxidase-system-in-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamai
#7
Sirikwan Ponprateep, Tipachai Vatanavicharn, Chu Fang Lo, Anchalee Tassanakajon, Vichien Rimphanitchayakit
The shrimp multifunctional protein alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) is abundantly expressed in plasma, highly up-regulated upon microbial infection and involved in several immune pathways such as blood clotting system, phagocytosis and melanization. Herein, the function of LvA2M from Litopenaeus vannamei on the prophenoloxidase (proPO) system is reported. The recombinant (r)LvA2M produced strongly and specifically inhibited trypsin and the PO activity in shrimp plasma in a dose-dependent manner. Silencing of LvA2M led to an increase in the PO activity in shrimp plasma although the expression of proPO-associated genes, proPO-activating enzyme (PPAE) and prophenoloxidase (proPO) but not the proPO-activating factor (PPAF) was down-regulated...
December 24, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027319/scavenger-receptor-c-mediates-phagocytosis-of-white-spot-syndrome-virus-and-restricts-virus-proliferation-in-shrimp
#8
Ming-Chong Yang, Xiu-Zhen Shi, Hui-Ting Yang, Jie-Jie Sun, Ling Xu, Xian-Wei Wang, Xiao-Fan Zhao, Jin-Xing Wang
Scavenger receptors are an important class of pattern recognition receptors that play several important roles in host defense against pathogens. The class C scavenger receptors (SRCs) have only been identified in a few invertebrates, and their role in the immune response against viruses is seldom studied. In this study, we firstly identified an SRC from kuruma shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus, designated MjSRC, which was significantly upregulated after white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) challenge at the mRNA and protein levels in hemocytes...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986602/long-term-influence-of-cyanobacterial-bloom-on-the-immune-system-of-litopenaeus-vannamei
#9
Jiefeng Gao, Hongliang Zuo, Linwei Yang, Jian-Hui He, Shengwen Niu, Shaoping Weng, Jianguo He, Xiaopeng Xu
Cyanobacteria are ubiquitously distributed in water on the Earth. It has long been known that the cyanobacterial bloom in aquaculture ponds can cause acute and massive deaths of shrimp. However, the long-term and chronic effects of the cyanobacterial bloom on shrimp are still poorly understood. In this study, the immune state of white pacific shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, surviving a naturally occurring cyanobacterial bloom was investigated and tracked for 70 d. Compared with the control, the growth of shrimp suffering high concentrations of cyanobacteria was obviously postponed...
February 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888131/hsp70-and-hsp90-are-involved-in-shrimp-penaeus-vannamei-tolerance-to-ahpnd-causing-strain-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-after-non-lethal-heat-shock
#10
Wisarut Junprung, Premruethai Supungul, Anchalee Tassanakajon
Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus carrying toxin-producing plasmid, has led to severe mortalities in farmed penaeid shrimp throughout Asia. Previous studies reported that a non-lethal heat shock (NLHS) could enhance disease tolerance in aquatic animals. Here, we investigate whether the NLHS could enhance the survival of shrimp Penaeusvannamei upon challenge with an AHPND-causing strain of V. Parahaemolyticus (VPAHPND). Two NLHS conditions, acute and chronic NLHSs, were used...
January 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876622/a-novel-c-type-lectin-in-the-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon-functions-as-a-pattern-recognition-receptor-by-binding-and-causing-bacterial-agglutination
#11
Ratree Wongpanya, Panjana Sengprasert, Piti Amparyup, Anchalee Tassanakajon
C-type lectins are pattern recognition proteins that play important roles in innate immunity in invertebrates by mediating the recognition of pathogens. In this study, a novel C-type lectin gene, PmCLec, was cloned and characterized from the black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon. The open reading frame of PmCLec is 657 bp in length. It encodes a predicted protein of 218 amino acids with a calculated molecular mass and an isoelectric point of 24086 Da and 4.67, respectively. Sequence analysis of PmCLec showed similarity to members of the C-type lectin gene superfamily...
November 19, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825820/the-upregulation-of-immune-responses-in-tyrosine-hydroxylase-th-silenced-litopenaeus-vannamei
#12
Ratchaneegorn Mapanao, Chin-Chyuan Chang, Winton Cheng
Catecholamines (CAs) play a crucial role in maintaining physiological and immune homeostasis in invertebrates and vertebrates under stressful conditions. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is the first and rate-limiting enzyme in CA synthesis. To develop an effective CA-related immunological defense system against stress and pathogen infection, various criteria, were evaluated in TH double-stranded (ds) RNA-injected white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Specifically, the relative transcript quantification of TH, dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH), crustacean hyperglycemic hormone (CHH), and other immune-related genes; TH activity in the haemolymph; and the estimation of l-dihydroxyphenylalanine (l-DOPA), glucose, and lactate levels in the haemolymph were examined...
February 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760162/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-hepatopancreas-in-the-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-under-acute-ammonia-stress
#13
Xia Lu, Jie Kong, Sheng Luan, Ping Dai, Xianhong Meng, Baoxiang Cao, Kun Luo
In the practical farming of Litopenaeus vannamei, the intensive culture system and environmental pollution usually results in a high concentration of ammonia, which usually brings large detrimental effects to shrimp, such as increasing the susceptibility to pathogens, reducing growth, decreasing osmoregulatory capacity, increasing the molting frequency, and even causing high mortality. However, little information is available on the molecular mechanisms of the detrimental effects of ammonia stress in shrimp...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693192/a-snake-like-serine-proteinase-pmsnake-activates-prophenoloxidase-activating-system-in-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
#14
Warunthorn Monwan, Piti Amparyup, Anchalee Tassanakajon
Clip domain serine proteinases (ClipSPs) play critical roles in the activation of proteolytic cascade in invertebrate immune systems including the prophenoloxidase (proPO) activating system. In this study, we characterized a snake-like serine protease, namely PmSnake, from the shrimp Penaeus monodon which has previously been identified based on the subtractive cDNA library of proPO double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-treated hemocytes. An open reading frame of PmSnake contains 1068 bp encoding a predicted protein of 355 amino acid residues with a putative signal peptide of 22 amino acids and two conserved domains (N-terminal clip domain and C-terminal trypsin-like serine proteinase domain)...
February 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582290/effects-of-nitrite-stress-on-mrna-expression-of-antioxidant-enzymes-immune-related-genes-and-apoptosis-related-proteins-in-marsupenaeus-japonicus
#15
Jinbin Zheng, Yong Mao, Yongquan Su, Jun Wang
Nitrite accumulation in aquaculture systems is a potential risk factor that may trigger stress responses in aquatic organisms. However, the mechanisms regulating the responses of shrimp to nitrite stress remain unclear. In this study, full-length cDNA sequences of two apoptosis-related genes, caspase-3 and defender against apoptotic death (DAD-1), were cloned from Marsupenaeus japonicus for the first time, and their expression levels and tissue distribution were analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)...
November 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514787/cloning-characterization-and-expression-of-the-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-gene-from-the-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
#16
Bobo Xie, Mingjun Fu, Chao Zhao, Jinxuan Shi, Gongfang Shi, Zongyao Jiao, Lihua Qiu
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an ancient cytokine that engages in innate immune system of vertebrates and invertebrates. In this study, the MIF gene homologue (PmMIF) was cloned from the black tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon. The full-length cDNA sequence of PmMIF was 838 bp and contained 78 bp 5' untranslated region (UTR) and 397 bp 3' UTR, and an open reading frame (ORF) of 363 bp which coded 120 amino acids (aa). Multiple alignment analysis showed that the deduced amino acid sequence shared 98% identities with MIF from closely related species of Litopenaeus vannamei...
September 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492121/the-dorsal-mir-1959-cactus-feedback-loop-facilitates-the-infection-of-wssv-in-litopenaeus-vannamei
#17
Xiaopeng Xu, Jia Yuan, Linwei Yang, Shaoping Weng, Jianguo He, Hongliang Zuo
miR-1959, a novel microRNA identified from Litopenaeus vannamei, mediates a positive feedback loop between Dorsal and Cactus that can continuously maintain the activation of the NF-κB pathway. It has been known that miR-1959 is involved in antibacterial immunity in shrimp, but its function in antiviral responses is still unknown. In this study, we focused on the role of miR-1959 in infection of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), the major viral pathogen in shrimp worldwide. The expression of miR-1959 in shrimp hemocytes, gill, and hepatopancreas was significantly up-regulated upon WSSV infection...
September 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339467/differentially-expressed-transcripts-in-stomach-of-penaeus-monodon-in-response-to-ahpnd-infection
#18
Wipasiri Soonthornchai, Sage Chaiyapechara, Sirawut Klinbunga, Wilawan Thongda, Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang, Thippawan Yoocha, Padermsak Jarayabhand, Pikul Jiravanichpaisal
Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND) is an emerging disease in aquacultured shrimp caused by a pathogenic strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. As with several pathogenic bacteria, colonization of the stomach appeared to be the initial step of the infection for AHPND-causing Vibrio. To understand the immune responses in the stomach of black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), differentially expressed transcripts (DETs) in the stomach during V. parahaemolyticus strain 3HP (VP3HP) infection was examined using Ion Torrent sequencing...
December 2016: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27276115/minichromosome-maintenance-protein-7-regulates-phagocytosis-in-kuruma-shrimp-marsupenaeus-japonicas-against-white-spot-syndrome-virus
#19
Zhi Wang, Fei Zhu
Minichromosome maintenance protein (MCM7) belongs to the MCM protein family and participates in the MCM complex by playing a role in the cell replication cycle and chromosome initiation of eukaryotes. Previously, we found that several genes, including MCM7, were over-expressed in Drosophila melanogaster after white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection. In this study, we aimed to further research the MCM7 of kuruma shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus (mjMCM7) and determine its role in the innate immune system. To this end, we cloned the entire 2307-bp mjMCM7 sequence, including a 1974-bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding a 658-aa-long protein...
August 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27255219/characterization-of-a-kunitz-type-protease-inhibitor-mjkupi-reveals-the-involvement-of-mjkupi-positive-hemocytes-in-the-immune-responses-of-kuruma-shrimp-marsupenaeus-japonicus
#20
Hung Nam Mai, Ha Thi Nhu Nguyen, Keiichiro Koiwai, Hidehiro Kondo, Ikuo Hirono
Serine proteases and their inhibitors play vital roles in biological processes. Serine protease inhibitors, including Kunitz-type protease inhibitors play important roles not only in physiological process (i.e. blood clotting and fibrinolysis) but also in immune responses. In this study, we characterized a Kunitz-type protease inhibitor, designated MjKuPI, from kuruma shrimp Marsupenaeus japonicus. An expression profile showed that MjKuPI was mainly expressed in hemocytes. Immunostaining revealed that some hemocytes expressed MjKuPI (MjKuPI(+) hemocytes) and others did not (MjKuPI(-) hemocytes)...
October 2016: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
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