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Antibody response of carp, Cyprinus carpio to the cestode, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10406042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The humoral antibody response and the number of pronephric antibody-secreting cells were examined in naturally Bothriocephalus acheilognathi-infected carp. Cyprinus carpio, and in those injected intraperitoneally with an extract of the cestode. In the extract-injected fish, specific antibody was detected 3 weeks after a second injection given 2 weeks after the primary injection, and antibody levels persisted for more than 200 days. A third injection also enhanced the antibody level in the extract-injected carp. The numbers of antibody-secreting cells were significantly higher in carp injected 3 times with the extract than in the control. In naturally-infected fish, the serum antibody levels and the number of pronephric antibody-secreting cells were higher in infected fish than in uninfected individuals although this difference was not statistically significant. The relevance of these results to immune protection against infection is discussed.
Authors:
P Nie; D Hoole
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology     Volume:  118 ( Pt 6)     ISSN:  0031-1820     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitology     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-19     Completed Date:  1999-08-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401121     Medline TA:  Parasitology     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  635-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Fish Diseases, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Antibodies, Helminth / blood*
Carps / immunology*,  parasitology
Cell Count / methods
Cestoda / immunology*
Plasma Cells / cytology
Tissue Extracts / immunology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Helminth; 0/Tissue Extracts

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