Effects of short-term crowding stress on the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L) innate immune response.

@article{Ortuo2001EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of short-term crowding stress on the gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L) innate immune response.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Ortu{\~n}o and Mar{\'i}a {\'A}ngeles Esteban and Jose Jaime Meseguer},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={187-97}
}
Gilthead seabream specimens were subjected to an intense short-term crowding stress of 100 kg m(-3) for 2 h. After 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 days, blood glucose and serum cortisol levels, serum complement activity, phagocytic and respiratory burst activities of head-kidney leucocytes, and the percentage of monocyte/ macrophages and granulocytes in head-kidney and circulating blood were determined. An immediate effect of the stress was a depression in complement and phagocytic activities, both of which… CONTINUE READING