Stimulation of macrophage phagocytosis and lymphocyte count by exogenous prolactin administration in silver sea bream (Sparus sarba) adapted to hyper- and hypo-osmotic salinities - MacEwan Users Only

Narnaware, Y., Kelly, S., & Woo, N. (1998). Stimulation of macrophage phagocytosis and lymphocyte count by exogenous prolactin administration in silver sea bream (Sparus sarba) adapted to hyper- and hypo-osmotic salinities.
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TitleStimulation of macrophage phagocytosis and lymphocyte count by exogenous prolactin administration in silver sea bream (Sparus sarba) adapted to hyper- and hypo-osmotic salinities
Author(s)Narnaware, Yuwaraj; Kelly, Scott; Woo, Norman
Date1998
Keyword(s)macrophage phagocytosis, prolactin, sea bream, salinity, nonspecific immunity
DescriptionJuvenile silver sea bream (Sparus sarba) were adapted to hyper- (33 ppt) and hypo-osmotic (6 ppt) salinities for 3 weeks and injected daily with ovine prolactin (1 μg/g body weight i.p.) during the last 7 days of the adaptation period. Fish injected with prolactin exhibited significant increases in percent phagocytosis and phagocytic index of both pronephric and splenic macrophages regardless of salinity. Prolactin injection also resulted in elevated blood lymphocyte counts in both hyper- and hypo-osmotically adapted sea bream. The present results provide further evidence for the existence of a neuroendocrine–immune link in teleosts.
Peer ReviewedYes
Type of ItemJournal Articles
DOI10.1016/S0165-2427(97)00143-8
Publication InformationNarnaware, Y. K., Kelly, S. P. & Woo, N. Y. S. (1998). Enhancement of non-specific immune response by prolactin (PRL) in silver sea bream (Sparus sarba) adapted to hyper- and hypo-osmotic salinity. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 61(2), 387-391. doi: 10.1016/S0165-2427(97)00143-8
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