Diurnal variation in phagocytic activity of splenic phagocytes in freshwater teleost Channa punctatus: melatonin and its signaling mechanism.

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to understand the rhythmic changes in innate immune response in freshwater fish Channa punctatus. Furthermore, the putative role of melatonin as the zeitgeber was explored. The phagocytic activity of splenic phagocytes assessed at 6-h intervals showed higher phagocytic activity during light phase than dark phase. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1677/JOE-08-0270

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