Beta-adrenergic receptors on leukocytes of the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.

@article{Finkenbine2002BetaadrenergicRO,
  title={Beta-adrenergic receptors on leukocytes of the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.},
  author={Suzanne S Finkenbine and Thomas W Gettys and Karen G. Burnett},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP},
  year={2002},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={27-37}
}
Commercial rearing conditions expose teleost fish to numerous acute and chronic stressors that may precipitate dramatic production losses due to infectious diseases. Chemical mediators released in response to acute stress include the catecholamines, epinephrine and norepinephrine. Mammalian lymphocytes and macrophages express beta-adrenergic receptors (AR) that can bind catecholamines, leading to changes in cell function. In this study, radioligand binding assays demonstrated the presence of… CONTINUE READING