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Cloning and expression of a hepcidin gene from a marine fish (Pseudosciaena crocea) and the antimicrobial activity of its synthetic peptide
The study indicates that PC-hepc may play a role with a tissue-specific mode in the innate immunity of P. crocea and demonstrates a rather wide spectrum of antimicrobial activity in vitro against bacteria and fungi tested. Expand
Trace elements in two marine fish cultured in fish cages in Fujian province, China.
Although the As levels in two marine caged fish exceeded the permissible standards, the estimated daily intake of As did not exceed the reference dose guideline established by US EPA and for other trace elements examined in this study, their concentrations did not exceeds the permissible concentrations of the international standards. Expand
Distribution, degradation and dynamics of dissolved organic carbon and its major compound classes in the Pearl River estuary, China
We investigated the distribution, degradation and dynamics of organic carbon and its major compound classes, carbohydrates and amino acids, based upon a cruise in the Pearl River estuary in AprilExpand
Molecular Cloning, Recombinant Expression, and Antimicrobial Activity of EC-hepcidin3, a New Four-Cysteine Hepcidin Isoform from Epinephelus coioides
The results indicate that EC-hepcidin3 might be an effective component in the innate immune system of groupers, and recombinant EC-proHep3 has strong, rapid activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas stutzeri. Expand
Effect of 17beta-estradiol on the immunocompetence of Japanese sea bass (Lateolabrax japonicus).
Results indicated that sublethal E(2) exposure induced immunomodulation in both fingerling and juvenile L. japonicus, and the changes caused by estrogen might affect the function of immune system in fish. Expand
Identification of the up-regulated expression genes in hemocytes of variously colored abalone (Haliotis diversicolor Reeve, 1846) challenged with bacteria.
This is the first report to unveil multiple up-regulated genes with differential expression patterns involving various cellular processes in bacterially challenged H. diversicolor. Expand
Genomic organization and tissue-specific expression analysis of hepcidin-like genes from black porgy (Acanthopagrus schlegelii B).
Seven hepcidin-like cDNA sequences amplified from the normal commercially cultured fish (black porgy) by RACE-PCR are presented and it is deduced that AS-hepc1-7 represent different variants of a family of hePCidin genes in black porgy. Expand
Gene cloning of a sigma class glutathione S-transferase from abalone (Haliotis diversicolor) and expression analysis upon bacterial challenge.
The preliminary work revealed that the sigma class glutathione S-transferase gene abGSTsigma, a phase II detoxification enzyme, had a positive response to bacterial challenge, and that will lead to an insightful study on elucidating the interactions between immune responses and biotransformation exerted by abG STsigma. Expand
First molecular cloning of a molluscan caspase from variously colored abalone (Haliotis diversicolor) and gene expression analysis with bacterial challenge.
It is suggested that abCaspase may be an initiator caspase associated with the induction of apoptosis which is potentially involved in the immune defense of H. diversicolor. Expand
A male-specific expression gene, encodes a novel anionic antimicrobial peptide, scygonadin, in Scylla serrata.
The sex and tissue-specific expression of the scygonadin gene was revealed using RT-PCR and Northern-blot analysis of multiple tissues of S. serrata males and females and this demonstrated that the scenarios-specific gene was predominantly expressed in the male reproductive tract of S-serrata and was restricted to the ejaculatory duct. Expand