Effect of heavy oil exposure on antibacterial activity and expression of immune-related genes in Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus.

@article{Song2012EffectOH,
  title={Effect of heavy oil exposure on antibacterial activity and expression of immune-related genes in Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus.},
  author={Jun-Young Song and Kei Nakayama and Emiko Kokushi and Kazuki Ito and Seiichi Uno and Jiro Koyama and Mohammad Habibur Rahman and Yasunori Murakami and Shin-ichi Kitamura},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={828-35}
}
Heavy oil (HO) pollution is one of the most important environmental issues globally. However, little is known about the immunotoxicity of HO in fish. We therefore investigated the effects of HO exposure on immunocompetence and expression of immune-related genes in Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus. To test immunocompetency, serum collected from the fish was mixed with Edwardsiella tarda, plated, and the resultant numbers of bacterial colonies were counted. Plates with serum from HO… CONTINUE READING

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