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Antibody response of carp, Cyprinus carpio to the cestode, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10406042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Laboratory of Fish Diseases, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Helminth / blood*
Carps / immunology*,  parasitology
Cell Count / methods
Cestoda / immunology*
Plasma Cells / cytology
Tissue Extracts / immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Helminth; 0/Tissue Extracts

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