Stimulation of non-specific immune functions in seawater-acclimated rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, with reference to the role of growth hormone.

@article{Yada2001StimulationON,
  title={Stimulation of non-specific immune functions in seawater-acclimated rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, with reference to the role of growth hormone.},
  author={Takashi Yada and Teruo Azuma and Yasuaki Takagi},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={129 2-3},
  pages={695-701}
}
The influence of acclimation to seawater (SW) and growth hormone (GH) administration on immune functions was examined in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). After 3 days acclimation to dilute SW (12 parts per thousand, ppt), an increase in plasma lysozyme activity was observed compared to the fish kept in fresh water (FW). No change was seen in plasma immunoglobulin M (IgM) levels. When they were transferred from dilute SW to full-strength SW (29 ppt) after a single intra-peritoneal… CONTINUE READING