Thermal acclimation in the perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) immunity.

  title={Thermal acclimation in the perch (Perca fluviatilis L.) immunity.},
  author={Pertti Marnila and E. M. Lilius},
  journal={Journal of thermal biology},
Fish immune systems must be able to cope with pathogens over a wide temperature range. Earlier research suggest that fish are more dependent on innate immune responses based on pattern recognition than acquired functions with specific recognition. If this applies to phagocytes, then opsonins (serum factors that augment phagocytosis e.g. immunoglobulins and complement proteins) attached on zymosan (Z) particles should be recognized better at higher temperatures than Z only. Z is recognized by… CONTINUE READING
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