Dietary docosahexaenoic acid is more optimal than eicosapentaenoic acid affecting the level of cellular defence responses of the juvenile grouper Epinephelus malabaricus.

@article{Wu2003DietaryDA,
  title={Dietary docosahexaenoic acid is more optimal than eicosapentaenoic acid affecting the level of cellular defence responses of the juvenile grouper Epinephelus malabaricus.},
  author={F C Wu and Yun Yuan Ting and Houng Yung Chen},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={223-38}
}
The combined effects of dietary docosahexaenoic (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic (EPA) acids on phagocytic, respiratory burst, and leucocyte proliferative activities of the juvenile grouper, Epinephelus malabaricus, were investigated. The test fish were fed for 12wk on test diets containing 1g 100g(-1) diet of DHA and EPA in combinations (DHA/EPA: 3/1, 2/1, 1/1, 0.7/1, 0.3/1). In addition to promoting fish growth, high dietary DHA/EPA ratio significantly enhanced phagocytic and respiratory burst… CONTINUE READING