Andrzej Krzysztof Siwicki

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Immunostimulant preparations Macrogard, Candida utilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Evetsel, Chitosan, or FinnStim were mixed into semipurified diets and fed to groups of rainbow trout for 1 week. Fish were bled by non-lethal caudal puncture and blood samples assayed for changes in non-specific cellular immunity and humoral protein levels. In the(More)
The role of MH class II B (Cyca-DAB1-like) genes in resistance of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) to Cyprinid herpesvirus-3 (CyHV-3), also known as koi herpesvirus (KHV) was analysed. The material consisted of 934 fish from six carp crosses. Fish were challenged with CyHV-3 at an age of 7 and 10 months. During challenge experiments the peak of mortality(More)
The effect of the organochlorine insecticide lindane (gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane) was examined on some major immune functions of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) on the chemiluminescent response of pronephric cells (PMA-induced) in phagocytosis, on the proliferation of lymphocytes with B and T mitogens, and on the number of B lymphocytes analyzed by(More)
Experimental studies were performed on healthy, 80-100 g carp (Cyprinus carpio). Fish were exposed by emersion in Roundup (205 mg of glyphosate/l or 410 mg of glyphosate/l) in concentrations of 40- to 20-fold lower than those used in practice. Electron microscopy revealed that the herbicide caused appearance of myelin-like structures in carp hepatocytes,(More)
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were fed chemically and immunologically defined diets containing either a low-temperature fish meal or soybean preparations containing high (SBM) or low levels of the globular antigenic proteins glycinin (G) and beta-conglycinin (BC) for 26 weeks. While trout fed both soybean preparations exhibited poorer growth than(More)
An in vitro immunization and cultivation method for fish spleen organ sections was used to investigate the effects of levamisole on the immune response. After 10 days of culture with either 50 micrograms/ml, 25 micrograms/ml, 5 micrograms/ml or no levamisole in the media, the nonspecific defense reactions were measured by determining the metabolic activity(More)
UNLABELLED Lymphocyte-induced angiogenesis test (LIA) is a model of local graft-versus-host (GVH) reaction, marker of the earliest events resulting from activation of donor lymphocytes after contact with host semi-allogeneic histocompatibility antigens. The effect of in vivo oral administration of Aloe vera gel for 21 days to maternal strain (Balb/c) donor(More)
This study was performed to investigate whether postnatal administration with aged garlic extract (AGE) and allicin influences performance and systemic development of piglets exposed to early weaning. Twenty-four male piglets were weaned from sows at the age of two days of life, divided into 4 weight-matched groups and kept under conditions of artificial(More)
The purpose of this experiment was to estimate the influence of nonspecific immunostimulation of pregnant sows on the immunological value of colostrum. The studies were done in the fall-winter season on 20 pregnant sows (Polish Landrace) divided into four groups, five animals each. The sows were clinically healthy and unvaccinated. Group I received(More)