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Tilapia promoter

Jesse T Trushenski, Matthew P Aardsma, Kelli J Barry, James D Bowker, Christopher J Jackson, Michelle Jakaitis, Rebecca L McClure, Artur N Rombenso
Until recently, use of antibiotics to enhance terrestrial animal growth performance was a common, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved, but controversial practice. There are no FDA-approved production claims for antibiotic drug use in fish, but it is a common misconception that antibiotics are widely used for this purpose in U.S. aquaculture. Antibiotics are not thought to be effective growth promoters in fish, but there is little quantitative data available to address whether there are growth-promoting effects that might incentivize use of antibiotics in this way, despite legal prohibitions...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
Yun Xia, Maixin Lu, Gang Chen, Jianmeng Cao, Fengying Gao, Miao Wang, Zhigang Liu, Defeng Zhang, Huaping Zhu, Mengmeng Yi
The present study aimed to evaluate the individual and combined effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LR) JCM1136 and Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis (LL) JCM5805 on the growth, intestinal microbiota, intestinal morphology, immune response and disease resistance of juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). A total of 720 apparently healthy juvenile Nile tilapia (0.20 ± 0.05 g) were randomly divided into four equal groups. Fish were fed with a basal diet (CK) supplemented with JCM1136 (LR), JCM5805 (LL), and JCM1136 + JCM5805 (LR+LL) at 1 × 108  CFU/g basal diet for 6 weeks, followed by a basal diet for 1 week...
March 14, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Shaohua Sun, Jing Cai, Wenjing Tao, Limin Wu, Chakraborty Tapas, Linyan Zhou, Deshou Wang
17α, 20β-dihydroxypregn-4-en-3-one (17α, 20β-DP, DHP), a teleost specific biologically active progestin, has been proved to play a critical role in oocytes maturation, ovulation and spermiation. RU486 (Mifepristone, an antagonist of progestin receptor) has been applied in contraceptives, abortion and hormone therapy in clinical medicine. To get further insights into the molecular mechanisms of nuclear progestin receptor (Pgr) activated ovarian differentiation and maintenance, we conducted comparative gonadal transcriptome analysis, and investigated histological and transcriptional differences using 4 months after hatching (mah) RU486-treated XX and control XX/XY Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)...
May 15, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Liangliang Mu, Xiaoxue Yin, Yanhui Xiao, Xia Bian, Yanjian Yang, Liting Wu, Jianmin Ye
Collectins, a subfamily of the C-type lectins, are able to bind non-self glycoconjugates on the surface of microorganisms and inhibit infection by direct neutralization, agglutination and/or opsonization, which play important roles in innate immunity. In this study, a CL11X1-like collectin (OnCL11X1) was identified from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and characterized at expression and agglutination functional levels. The open reading frame of OnCL11X1 is 840 bp of nucleotide sequence encoding polypeptides of 279 amino acids...
July 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Qian-Qian Ouyang, Zhang Hu, Zhen-Peng Lin, Wei-Yan Quan, Yi-Feng Deng, Si-Dong Li, Pu-Wang Li, Yu Chen
The purpose of this study was to develop a promising burns dressing. Chiosan (CS) has been widely used as biomaterials, in combination with marine peptides (MPs) extracted from seawater cultured Tilapia, the newly developed material Chitosan-Marine Peptides hydrogels (CSMP) in this study showed antibacterial activity, pro-cell proliferation and migration, well burning healing. Pathological examinations by HE staining demonstrated that CSMP had pronounced wound healing efficiencies. In burn wounds treated with CSMP, reepithelialization and collagen fiber deposition were observed on day 7, the epithelium was completely regenerated by day 14, and the wounds were completely healed by day 21...
June 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Guiping Shen, Ying Huang, Jiyang Dong, Xuexi Wang, Kian-Kai Cheng, Jianghua Feng, Jingjing Xu, Jidan Ye
Taurine is indispensable in aquatic diets that are based solely on plant protein, and it promotes growth of many fish species. However, the physiological and metabolome effects of taurine on fish have not been well described. In this study,1 H NMR-based metabolomics approaches were applied to investigate the metabolite variations in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis nilotictus) muscle in order to visualize the metabolic trajectory and reveal the possible mechanisms of metabolic effects of dietary taurine supplementation on tilapia growth...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Wei Jing, Huang Xiaohuan, Fan Zhenhua, Yang Zhuo, Da Fan, Tao Wenjing, Zhou Linyan, Wang Deshou
Mammalian POU5F1 (also known as OCT4) is an essential transcription factor that induces and controls stemness in the inner cell mass and embryonic stem (ES) cells. Its expression results from intricate regulatory networks involving its 5' upstream DNA elements and numerous transcription factors. Pou5f3, the ortholog of POU5F1, has been identified in non-mammalians including fish. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms controlling its expression up to date. Here we report the promoter activity and regulation of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) pou5f3 (Onpou5f3) in fish early-stage embryos and ES cells...
February 5, 2018: Gene
Darlene D Dantzger, Claudio M Jonsson, Hiroshi Aoyama
The insecticide Diflubenzuron (DFB), used by many fish farming, when metabolized or degraded produces the extremely toxic compound p-chloroaniline (PCA). Once in the aquatic environment, these compounds can form mixtures and their bioavailability depends on factors such as the presence of soil. The toxic effects of the isolated compounds and their mixtures in the proportions: 75%, 50%, and 25% of PCA were analyzed in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in the presence and absence of soil after 96h. The enzymes catalase (CAT), acid (AcP) and alkaline (AlP) phosphatases and alanine (ALT) and aspartate (AST) aminotransferases of the liver of the tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) were used as biomarkers...
February 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Yi Ya Wang, Li Xue Sun, Jia Jie Zhu, Yan Zhao, Hui Wang, Hong Jun Liu, Xiang Shan Ji
In fish species with temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) or genotypic sex determination plus temperature effects (GSD + TE), temperature can either affect sex differentiation or determine the sex. However, it is unknown if epigenetic control of cyp19a1a expression is critical for high temperature induced masculinization in the freshwater fish Nile tilapia. We analyzed the cyp19a1a DNA methylation levels in three age groups and found that they were lower in females than in males. At 8 months of age, males had DNA methylation levels of the cyp19a1a promoter that were almost twice as high as those of females...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
Wei Liao, Xia Guanghua, Yongcheng Li, Xuan Ri Shen, Chuan Li
The present study isolated and characterized the barramundi (Lates calcarifer) skin collagen (BC) and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) skin collagen (TC). The yields of BC and TC by enzymatic extraction were 47.3±3.7% and 52.6±6.1% respectively, dry weight. The SDS-PAGE profile indicated both collagens were mainly type I with two different α chains. FTIR spectra and X-ray diffraction confirmed that the triple helical structure of both collagens was not affected by pepsin digestion. The denaturation (Td ) and melting temperature (Tm ) were 36...
February 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Xianbo Zhang, Mengru Li, He Ma, Xingyong Liu, Hongjuan Shi, Minghui Li, Deshou Wang
It is well accepted that Forkhead box protein L2 (Foxl2) and aromatase (Cyp19a1; the enzyme responsible for estrogen synthesis) are critical for ovarian development in vertebrates. Knockouts of Foxl2 and Cyp19a1 in goat, mouse, and zebrafish have revealed similar but not identical functions across species. Functional analyses of these two genes in other animals are needed to elucidate their conserved roles in vertebrate sexual development. In this study, we established foxl2 and cyp19a1a mutant lines in Nile tilapia...
August 1, 2017: Endocrinology
Ling Zhu, Qian Yang, Lingyuan Huang, Kaiyu Wang, Xingli Wang, Defang Chen, Yi Geng, Xiaoli Huang, Ping Ouyang, Weimin Lai
The effects of oral vaccination by two immune routes (gavage and mixed fodder administration) using a recombinant DNA vaccine SL7207-pVAX1-sip against Streptococcus agalactiae were assessed. SL7207-pVAX1-sip significantly enhanced various innate immune responses of tilapia, such as total serum protein, superoxide dismutase activity, lysozyme activity, complement C3 concentration in serum, serum antibacterial activity, and interleukin 1β and tumor necrosis factor-α. Vaccinated fish had higher relative percent survival values (57% and 63% for gavage group and mix fodder administration, respectively) at 10 weeks after S...
July 28, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
E M Turra, A F A Fernandes, E R de Alvarenga, E A Teixeira, G F O Alves, L G Manduca, T W Murphy, M A Silva
Recent studies with Nile tilapia have shown divergent results regarding the possibility of selecting on morphometric measurements to promote indirect genetic gains in fillet yield (FY). The use of indirect selection for fillet traits is important as these traits are only measurable after harvesting. Random regression models are a powerful tool in association studies to identify the best time point to measure and select animals. Random regression models can also be applied in a multiple trait approach to analyze indirect response to selection, which would avoid the need to sacrifice candidate fish...
March 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
ChangGeng Yang, Fan Wu, Xing Lu, Ming Jiang, Wei Liu, Lijuan Yu, Juan Tian, Hua Wen
BACKGROUND: Growth arrest specific 2 (gas2) gene is a component of the microfilament system that plays a major role in the cell cycle, regulation of microfilaments, and cell morphology during apoptotic processes. However, little information is available on fish gas2. In this study, the tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) gas2 gene was cloned and characterized for the first time. RESULTS: The open reading frame was 1020 bp, encoding 340 amino acids; the 5'-untranslated region (UTR) was 140 bp and the 3'-UTR was 70 bp, with a poly (A) tail...
July 17, 2017: BMC Molecular Biology
Fabiana Pilarski, Carlos Alberto Ferreira de Oliveira, Fernanda Patrícia Brito Darpossolo de Souza, Fábio Sabbadin Zanuzzo
The role of glucan as a biologically active immunomodulator has been well documented for more than 40 years. However, the wide diversity of β-glucan forms and the extraction process has implications for the benefits of these compounds. Biorigin developed two samples of β-glucans using different biotechnological processes. Thus, in the present study, we fed Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) diets containing these two β-glucan molecules (BG01 and BG02) for 30 days prior to bacterial infection with Streptococcus agalactiae...
November 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Yoko Yamaguchi, Jason P Breves, Maria C Haws, Darren T Lerner, E Gordon Grau, Andre P Seale
Osmoregulation in vertebrates is largely controlled by the neuroendocrine system. Prolactin (PRL) is critical for the survival of euryhaline teleosts in fresh water by promoting ion retention. In the euryhaline Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus), pituitary PRL cells release two PRL isoforms, PRL188 and PRL177 , in response to a fall in extracellular osmolality. Both PRLs function via two PRL receptors (PRLRs) denoted PRLR1 and PRLR2. We conducted a comparative study using the Nile tilapia (O. niloticus), a close relative of Mozambique tilapia that is less tolerant to increases in environmental salinity, to investigate the regulation of PRLs and PRLRs upon acute hyperosmotic challenges in vivo and in vitro...
February 1, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Jun Chen, Xujian Qiu, Gengxin Hao, Meng Zhang, Wuyin Weng
BACKGROUND: With the continuous improvement in material life, the generation of fish by-products and the market demand for calcium supplements have been increasing in China. Therefore a calcium-chelating peptide complex (CPC) from tilapia skins was prepared and its effect on calcium (Ca)-deficient mice was investigated. RESULTS: The molecular weight distribution of CPC mainly ranged from 2000 to 180 Da, and its contents of complete amino acids and free amino acids were 85...
November 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Chao-Chao Du, Man-Jun Yang, Min-Yi Li, Jun Yang, Bo Peng, Hui Li, Xuan-Xian Peng
Crucial metabolites that modulate hosts' metabolome to eliminate bacterial pathogens have been documented, but the metabolic mechanisms are largely unknown. The present study explores the metabolic mechanism for l-leucine-induced metabolome to eliminate Streptococcus iniae in tilapia. GC-MS-based metabolomics was used to investigate the tilapia liver metabolic profile in the presence of exogenous l-leucine. Thirty-seven metabolites of differential abundance were determined, and 11 metabolic pathways were enriched...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
Zhenhua Fan, Linyan Liu, Xiaohuan Huang, Yang Zhao, Linyan Zhou, Deshou Wang, Jing Wei
Embryonic stem (ES) cells provide an invaluable tool for molecular analysis of vertebrate development and a bridge linking genomic manipulations in vitro and functional analysis of target genes in vivo. Work towards fish ES cells so far has focused on zebrafish (Danio renio) and medaka (Oryzias latipes). Here we describe the derivation, pluripotency, differentiation and growth responses of ES cell lines from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), a world-wide commercial farmed fish. These cell lines, designated as TES1-3, were initiated from blastomeres of Nile tilapia middle blastula embryos (MBE)...
February 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
Sarah O Makled, Amira M Hamdan, Abdel-Fattah M El-Sayed, Elsayed E Hafez
Marine environment represents a promising source of new, unconventional bioactive compounds with health-promoting abilities, which can be used as food supplements. The present study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of marine Psychrobacter namhaensis SO89 on growth performance and immune response of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). P. namhaensis were isolated from marine environments and phylogenetically identified by 16S rRNA gene sequences. The bacterial isolate was incorporated in Nile tilapia diets (30% crude protein) at three concentrations (0...
February 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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