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Molecular characterization of hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) from the white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and tissue-specific expression under hypoxia.
Large changes in response to hypoxia were detected for Hif-1alpha in gills, while HIF-1beta remained fairly constant, andylogenetic analyses of the proteins indicate separation of invertebrates from vertebrates. Expand
A single WAP domain-containing protein from Litopenaeus vannamei hemocytes.
A cDNA clone coding for a single WAP domain (SWD) protein was isolated from a hemocyte cDNA library of Litopenaeus vannamei. The full-length cDNA sequence is 0.4kb long and encodes a 93-amino acidExpand
Molecular Characterization of Arginine Kinase, an Allergen from the Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei
This is the first allergen reported for the Pacific white shrimp species; it was named Lit v 2 and has a 96% identity to Pen m 2 from Penaeus monodon. Expand
The cytosolic manganese superoxide dismutase from the shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei: molecular cloning and expression.
Since hemocytes are key defense cells and their reactions produce superoxide radicals, the infection by white spot syndrome virus on the cMnSOD transcript levels were investigated and found to increase transiently 1h post-infection and then decrease as the viral infection progressed to levels significantly lower than uninfected controls by 12h post the infection. Expand
Effect of short-term starvation on hepatopancreas and plasma energy reserves of the Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)
To understand the effects of short-term hunger stress on energy reserves, intermolt shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei were starved up to five days, which corresponds to the normal time that juvenile shrimp starve during molting, since they cannot eat. Expand
Shrimp thioredoxin is a potent antioxidant protein.
Shrimp LvTRX was able to reduce insulin disulfides and it was a better antioxidant compared to reduced glutathione and ascorbic acid, by means of the Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC) assay. Expand
Purification and comparison of beta-1,3-glucan binding protein from white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei).
A beta-glucan binding protein (BGBP) was identified in both white (Penaeus vannamei) and blue shrimp (P. stylirostris) plasma, indicating that this recognition protein is present in freshwater and marine crustaceans. Expand
Structural and functional differences of Litopenaeus vannamei crustins.
The differences among penaeid crustins seem to be associated with one amino acid substitution, which affects their expression after bacterial inoculation, which seems to belong to an antibacterial WAP-domain containing protein family. Expand
Transcriptome analysis of gills from the white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei infected with White Spot Syndrome Virus.
It is suggested that WSSV alters gene expression in gills and has led to the identification of novel white shrimp specific genes. Expand
Usage of energy reserves in crustaceans during starvation: status and future directions.
The current knowledge about the usage of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins by marine crustaceans during starvation is reviewed and areas of future research, where starvation studies render important insights are described. Expand